HIRAM, Ga. -- Investigators have released the identity of a student accused of making threats against a Paulding County school.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Ashley Henson said that 17-year-old Layla Deshaun, a junior at Hiram High School, has been arrested for making terroristic threats against her school.
Deputies uncovered evidence of her Feb. 28 threat on March 2 as they were following up leads on another school threat that shut down a neighboring county's entire school system.
They were investigating an incident at Hiram High School where a student allegedly had threatening messages on their social media account pertaining to a shooting threat in Polk County the previous day.
While Deshaun is not considered a suspect in that shooting, her own alleged comments were uncovered during the investigation.
"While deputies were speaking with these students, they were alerted of a possible school shooting threat that was made on a Paulding County school bus," Henson said.
Witnesses said that while on the bus she said multiple times that she would "shoot up the school" in a profanity-laden tirade. They later obtained video from the school district that corroborated this story.
The sheriff's office also took the opportunity to remind the public that they have no tolerance for school threats.
"As we have been saying all week, if a student makes a threat and we can prove its validity. We will make an arrest and charge that student with the corresponding crime," Henson said. "Parents, please have a serious and candid discussion with your children about the severity of making these kinds of threats whether they are made in a joking manner or not."