Bulloch Local News

Portal student charged with making verbal threat against school

A Portal Middle High School student is in custody after an alleged verbal threat was made against the school during classes on Thursday.

The school will continue to operate as scheduled on Friday.

The alleged verbal threat was made in the presence of a faculty member, who reported it to school administrators and the school resource officer. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged the juvenile student.

School administrators notified PMHS parents about the incident earlier in the evening using the district’s electronic messaging system. Bulloch County Schools encourages all students to report threats or suspicious activity in a timely manner.

It is important for students and parents to know that the school district and local law enforcement take all threats seriously. Those who make threats of any kind against individuals or our schools will be held accountable.

Bulloch County Schools and its faculty and staff continue to appreciate the swift and constant support of law enforcement. Learn more about school safety at www.bullochschools.org/schoolsafety

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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