An investigation is underway by the police regarding a social media threat that has been circulating across multiple school districts in the Atlanta metropolitan region.
According to a letter sent to parents on Friday by the principal of Lithia Springs High School in Douglas County, a student had initiated a threat to the school through social media, prompting the attention of school officials and the Douglas County School System Police Department.
Upon investigating the message, they concluded that there is no actual threat to the school, but safety measures have been implemented nonetheless as a precautionary measure.
As a result, Lithia Springs High School has a delayed opening.
Director Travis Joshua assured parents that any threat received will be taken seriously, and false rumors will not be allowed to disrupt the educational process, as stated in the letter.
Violators will face prosecution, and the student who allegedly initiated the threat has not been identified, so it is unclear what charges they may face.
A parent of a Lithia Springs student shared a photo taken from a moving police car outside the school on Friday morning with FOX3.
A Douglas County School System representative confirmed that the threat is the same as one recently circulated among several schools in the area but did not provide any further details about it.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.
Heavy police presence at Lithia Springs High School
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