Earlier today, a student reported to a teacher that they had found a note of a threatening nature in the bathroom. The teacher immediately reported this to an administrator and the administrators then reported this to our School Resource Officer, Superintendent, and other appropriate authorities. At this point, Floyd County Schools made the announcement to clear the building in order to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
The Floyd County Police promptly came to our campus and did a thorough sweep of the school building and were able to find that there was NO credible threat to our campus and gave everyone the all-clear.
Floyd County Schools issued the followng statement, “We hope you will use this as a teachable moment when speaking with your children about today’s events. Making a threat of violence is not a joke — it will lead to disciplinary action and potentially criminal prosecution. When students hear a rumor, they need to immediately report it to school administration or school resource officer to expedite an investigation. Working together we can maintain an environment where students are free to focus on learning.”
They added, “Providing a safe and secure learning environment is the top priority of Armuchee and Floyd County Schools and we take these situations very seriously. Security measures are in place to help maintain a safe campus and additional security will be present on campus tomorrow. “