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Principal says student disciplined after threat to 'shoot up' school 'if I wasn't on drugs'

She said there was no credible threat to Madras Middle School students or staff.

NEWNAN, Ga. — A Coweta County middle school student was disciplined last week after making threats to shoot up the school. 

Madras Middle School principal Lorraine Johnson sent a letter home with parents to inform them of social media posts. 

She said administrators were made aware that a student had made an "inappropriate" statement to another student. 

The statement, she said, was “If I wasn’t on drugs, I would shoot up the whole school.”

Johnson said that the student was immediately identified and the parent of the student involved was "immediately contacted." 

The Coweta County Central Office and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation into the threat.  

"It was determined that there was no credible threat to Madras Middle School students or staff," Johnson wrote. "Immediate disciplinary action was taken."

"The administration’s continued emphasis on safety remains an utmost priority," she added. "We maintain our focus on education and look forward to your continued support."


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