Please see the following press release:
On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at around 2:30 p.m., a 16-year-old Brunswick High School student was arrested and taken into custody for threatening violence on campus using “Air Drop” via cell phone. The arrest comes after numerous students received an anonymous message that a school shooting would occur during 4th block.
Glynn County Schools Police ensured the physical safety of the school, with the Glynn County Police Department and Glynn County Schools Police working together to investigate the threats. Additional security was provided by Georgia State Patrol, Brunswick Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, ICE, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
“I appreciate the excellent teamwork and quick assistance of our law enforcement partners in this case and keeping our schools safe”, said Glynn County Schools Police Chief Rod Ellis. “Disruptions of this type are serious cases and cause unwarranted fear, educational time loss and monetary loss to taxpayers. They will be taken seriously and prosecuted to the fullest extent”. Glynn County Police Chief John Powell added “The Glynn County Police Department is committed to working alongside our public safety partners in any capacity needed. This holds true on and off campus”.
A moderate security presence will remain on campus to closely monitor the school grounds and student body. Thanks to swift action of law enforcement partners, school is back to normal operations.
The 16-year-old student has been charged with Terroristic Threats and Disruption of a Public School by Glynn County Police investigators. If you have information on this incident, please contact the Glynn County Police Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802, tell a Glynn County Schools Police officer, or call silent witness at 912-264-1333.