Tift Co. Schools, law enforcement deem social media threat not real

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Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 11:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:23 PM EDT
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TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Tift County Schools and law enforcement were investigating a social media threat that was made.

The school system said it was notified of the threat on Tuesday.

Tifton police said the threat was not real and originated in another state.

“Investigators found no evidence that showed any connection to any student in our school system nor any connection that the threat was made toward any of our schools in this district,” Tifton police said.

“We are proud of our student body as they responded swiftly to bring this situation to authorities,” the school system said in a statement. “The safety and security of Tift County students and staff are of the utmost importance.”

The Tifton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies did increase patrols and security at all Tift County schools.

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