A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including “bomb,” “bomba,” “ISIS,” and “bomb at 10:30” on a bathroom wall and in the student’s backpack.
Destiny Kaila Sanchez, 17, of Murrayville, appeared by video conference for her first court appearance Friday afternoon before Hall County Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Reisman. She was given a conditional bond of $10,000. She was still being held at the Hall County Jail at press time.
Under the judge’s bond conditions, Sanchez is not allowed to control or possess weapons or consume or possess alcohol or drugs. She also was asked to waive her Fourth Amendment rights against being searched without a warrant and is to have no contact or come within 100 yards of North Hall middle or high schools.
Sanchez was arrested Thursday by Hall County School Resource Officers after a resource officer and administrators discovered notes left in a female bathroom with the word “bomb” on several occasions, according to a statement released by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Notes were written on a bathroom wall or left on a bathroom wall “on at least nine occasions” between April 10-13, according to the warrant.
After the arrest, the sheriff’s office said that Sanchez’s backpack was searched and allegedly revealed approximately 100 handwritten notes with the words “bomb,” “bomba,” “ISIS” and “bomb at 10:30” written on them.
Sanchez, who is a North Hall High sophomore, has been suspended pending a disciplinary tribunal, according to a statement Friday released by Hall County Schools spokesman Gordon Higgins.
The school statement said Sanchez “was seen on hall surveillance cameras exiting a hall bathroom shortly before a written bomb threat had been found there.” The school statement added that the “handwritten threats” found in the backpack were “sealed in a plastic sandwich bag” and matched those found in the bathroom.
“The Hall County School District will continue to work with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office throughout the investigation of this case,” according to the statement.