Officials investigating bomb-making allegations by Paulding County students

DALLAS, GA - A Paulding County middle school student accused another student of trying to make a bomb, which caused the school to launch an investigation.

The alleged incident happened before students were on their fall break, according to Scoggins Middle School officials. Once administrators learned about the allegation, they began an investigation along with the Paulding County Sheriff's Department.

According to police, there is no evidence or witnesses to suggest anything had been done. Neither of the individuals have been or will be charged. 

The school said a note is being sent home with students at the end of Thursday’s school day, and 11Alive has obtained a copy, which is reprinted below:

"October 5, 2017

"Dear Parents,

"We wanted to let you know about an active investigation at Scoggins Middle School. However, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we are limited in what information we can share. We can tell you that the administration at Scoggins Middle School, along with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, is actively investigating allegations of potential threats against the school. The school administration has taken proactive steps to ensure school safety.

"We are in constant communication with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office to make sure your children and our staff are safe. We take any threat to student and/or staff safety seriously, and will continue to investigate until the situation has been resolved. If your child has any information that could help in the investigation, please encourage them to report it to a teacher or staff member.

"Sincerely,

"Tammy Allen
"Principal, Scoggins Middle School"

© 2017 WXIA-TV


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