Chattooga Sheriff gives an update regarding social media school threats

March 3rd, 2022 – 1:55 PM

Chattooga Sheriff Mark Schrader –

Chattooga County Sheriff, Mark A. Schrader, gave the following update statement concerning the social media screenshot threats against the High School and Middle School :

“Sheriff’s Office Investigators have identified the person behind the threats being spread on social media regarding SMS and CHS in the county school system. A juvenile has been detained and charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts and Disruption of public schools. 

We would like to thank the parents and students that shared information with us. We would also like to take this time to ask parents to talk to your children about the impact of things that they post on social media. Regardless of the reason or the content, once they hit send or post it is too late to take it back.

 We have seen an increase in complaints, here in Chattooga County, on children being involved in internet crimes ranging from cyberbullying to sexual exploitation. PLEASE have a talk with your kids tonight because, believe it or not, they know, see and hear things that we didn’t experience at their ages.

The level of anxiety and stress in their life is high. Your conversation could very well save their life.”

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