Apparently the recent “Attention CHS Students” threat on social media is making the rounds again. Floyd County Schools just put out a statement about it, stating that is has been reearched and doesn’t involve Coosa High. As a precaution, extra security will be no campus Friday. A normal school day is planned.
A vague warning shared by social media had some Bartow County students on edge Wednesday evening. The note, a copy of which appears above, mentioned only CHS (Cass or Cartersville) but the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office said it was intended for Cass students. School officials investigated the warning and deemed it has “no credibility.”
This statement from Alisha Evans, Bartow County Schools:
“This afternoon, police and administration were made aware of a potential threat to our campus. The matter has been investigated and there is no credibility to the reported threat. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have an extra police presence on our campus tomorrow (Thursday) and our school day will operate as normal. The Bartow County School System takes all threats seriously and we appreciate those students who brought this potential threat to the attention of school officials.”
From Cartersville City Schools:
“Earlier (Wednesday), CCS administrators learned of a rumor circulating on social media threatening the possibility of a violent act occurring at a high school (today). Working in connection with local law enforcement authorities, CCS has determined that this rumor began in another school district and is not associated with or referring to Cartersville High School. Furthermore, law enforcement officials have found the threat to have no credibility. However, out of an abundance of caution, additional law enforcement officers will be present at Cartersville High School (today).”
From Calhoun City Schools:
“Calhoun City Schools became aware of a social media posting circulating this evening that referenced a threat to school safety. Since learning of the post, it has been discovered that it was in reference to a school in another district with the same initials (CHS). The threat was investigated by law enforcement earlier in the day and was found to lack credibility. In an abundance of caution, additional police presence has been requested on the campus of Calhoun High School (today). Thank you to all of our students and parents who quickly brought this concern to the attention of school officials.”
From Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent, Floyd County Schools:
“We will definitely be extra vigilant and have extra security.” (Floyd includes Coosa High School).