Authorities arrested two teens, in separate cases, where violent threats were made against students and teachers on Monday in Rockdale County.
A 14-year-old Rockdale County High student and a 15-year-old Magnet School student are at youth detention centers.
According to the Conyers Police Department, administrators from the Magnet School contacted officers about a student who made threats on his social media page.
Police said the 15-year-old posted a violent rant threatening to kill a teacher by a violent sexual act if he did not make the grade we wanted. He also threatened to blow up the school and then kill himself.
The suspect did not go to school Monday and detectives were able to locate him in his parents’ custody. He was arrested.
Also on Monday, Conyers Police were notified that a Rockdale County High School student made a threat. A parent notified school officials about it and police started investigating.
Conyers PD received assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and they were able to track down the source of the threats.
The 14-year-old suspect warned classmates to not wear their headphones while at school or else they would be shot in the back, police said. The suspect reported that he had a list of teachers and students that he planned on shooting Tuesday at school. The teen was located an arrested early Tuesday morning.
"We want to assure students and their parents that we do not take such threats lightly,” Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson said. “Officers worked throughout the night to ensure the safety of our students and teachers as this semester draws to a close here before the holidays. Thank you to the FBI and Rockdale County school administrators for helping us maintain a safe environment for our students.”