On March 14th, which was the same day as National Walkout Day in protesting gun violence in schools, a Camden County High School student set off fireworks in the hallway.
Reginald Robert Brooks, 17, was charged with a felony of inciting terroristic threats under O.C.G.A. 16-11-37 and O.C.G.A. 20-2-1181 when he unlawfully committed the act of lighting an explosive object in a crowded school with the purpose of terrorizing, according to the police report.
Brooks set off the fireworks in the hallway which caused students to indicate that gunshots had fired while other students indicated that it was fireworks.
School officials released the camera photo footage to staff to contain the student the day the incident occurred. According to the police report, the student was identified and apprehended the next morning on March 15th at the school.
Brooks told school officials that another young man gave him the fireworks to light or “he would be jumped if he didn’t,” according to the police report.
Camden County Schools performed bag searches the next day, click here to review findings.