A 13-year-old boy allegedly threatened to shoot up North Hall Middle School, according to authorities.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies took a call Tuesday, Jan. 21, from a parent, who had learned from their child about a threat.
According to the parent’s information, another North Hall Middle School student had reportedly told students “he intended to bring a bomb to school on Wednesday, Jan. 22,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said in a news release.
Deputies and investigators went to the boy’s home and searched the residence after receiving consent.
There was no evidence found of any explosives or other weapons, Booth said.
“After further investigation, detectives determined that the suspect, a 13-year-old male student, had not actually mentioned a bomb, but had verbally threatened to shoot up the school,” Booth said.
The boy was charged with one felony count of making terroristic threats. He was arrested and released to his guardian Thursday, Jan. 23.
The student has been suspended from the middle school, pending the outcome of a disciplinary tribunal.
The case is still under investigation.