The Hall County School District is offering a $1,000 reward to determine the student or students who wrote threatening messages in bathroom stalls aimed at specific peers at Flowery Branch High School, according to a Principal Jason Carter.
In a message to the student body and parents of FBHS students distributed on Thursday, Jan. 24, Carter said school officials were made aware on Tuesday of the “non-specific” threats to five male students.
“The information was reported to law enforcement through the school resource officer and a formal investigation was begun at that point,” Carter said. “The five male students who had been identified by name in the threat were brought to the office to inform them of the incident and their parents were contacted to provide them with the information that the school had at the time.”
Carter said a similar threat naming two of the same students was made in another bathroom stall and discovered on Wednesday.
An additional deputy from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office has been assigned to the school.
“The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is working in cooperation with the Hall County School District to investigate the non-specific threats at Flowery Branch High School,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said in an email to The Times. “The Sheriff’s Office shares the school district’s position that all threats are taken seriously. Deputies will continue to work diligently with school officials in the ongoing investigation.”
“Be assured that we take all threats seriously and will not tolerate threats or disruptions to our school,” Carter said. “Please contact my office if you have questions or concerns about the incident.”