Updated: Rome Schools say ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High; 18-year-old student charged with ‘terrorist threats and acts.’

Updated: Rome Schools say ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High; 18-year-old student charged with ‘terrorist threats and acts.’

 

Media release: Rome City Schools’ administrators are aware of a potential threat that led to an arrest on April 16, 2019, at Rome High School. With our continuing efforts and focus on safety and security, we were able to diffuse the incident without harm and remove any potential of a threat to our faculty, staff and students. All information going forward will be released at the discretion of local police authorities.

Floyd County Jail reports show Jarod Dale Monroe, 18, of Rome was arrested at the high school at 1000 Veterans Memorial Highway by Rome Police. He was being held without bond Tuesday night.

According to Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett:

“He is the student … After a brief investigation and interview this morning, he was charged with terroristic threats. He left a note on the podium of a teacher indicating a school shooting could occur at anytime. He did not make any actions to carry out the threat. He did give a statement to the investigators.”

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