Chattooga Sheriff Investigating Social Media School Threats

March 1st, 2022 – 3:55 PM

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(Via WZQZ Radio) The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Superintendent Hosmer and school officials, is investigating the threats of violence that have been circulating on certain social media platforms.

Sheriff Schrader said, “Screenshots of these threats have been and continue to be shared by students attending the High School and Middle School.

We would like to ask anyone with information on these threats to reach out to the Sheriff’s Office, SRO, or school administrators. My office and the County School System are taking these threats seriously and working towards identifying the one(s) responsible.

* Parents, please ask your children to let you know if they receive one of these screenshots so you can report it. Please ask them to refrain from sharing them with other students as it creates more work to track and follow up with.

Thank you for your cooperation.” -Sheriff Mark A. Schrader

Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer stated, “I have been made aware of a potential social media threat that has been circulating among some of our students today. While we have not been able to substantiate the threats at this time, we take every situation seriously and have contacted the Sheriff’s Department and passed along all the information we have been able to gather. “

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