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Columbia County Firefighter Charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children

A student reportedly made a threatening statement during class transition today at Columbia Middle School in Grovetown.

A news release from the Columbia County Board of Education says the threatening statement toward the school was heard by several students and staff in the hallway.

The student was immediately detained by Columbia County School District Police, and officials say “will be held accountable in accordance with the Code of Conduct.  There was no disruption to the school day, according to Principal Holly Barnes.  “Safety is a top priority and threats of any nature will not be tolerated.  Safety is also a shared responsibility.  Parents are encouraged to speak with their children about the seriousness of making threats of any nature, even in a joking manner, and to report any suspicious activity or behavior to school administrators or by calling the district’s anonymous tip hotline at 706-541-3600.

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