Another threat; responsible persons identified

A post made to social media regarding a potential bomb threat directed at McIntosh was quickly investigated


Grace Lovejoy

Principal Walls sent an email to McIntosh students at 3:46 p.m., the day of the threat.

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor

On Monday, Nov. 14, a bomb threat was posted on social media during lunch. McIntosh administrators responded quickly to investigate the situation.

At 3:46 p.m. the same day, Principal Maggie Walls sent an email to all McIntosh students with an update:

“Today, during A Lunch at McIntosh High School, the administration was made aware of a potential social media post involving our campus and the word “bomb.” Because of the quick actions of a concerned student, the students who created the post were quickly identified. I am so proud of our students for seeing something and saying something. Thank you for your continued support.”

The 2022–2023 Fayette County Board of Education Student Code of Conduct cites the Official Code of Georgia Annotated as Disruption of Public Schools, which is defined as: “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly disrupt or interfere with the operation of any public school, public school bus, or public school bus stop as designated by local school boards of education. Any person violating this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature” (OCGA 20-2-1181).

The Safe Schools Hotline is anonymous and confidential. Students are encouraged to report any drugs, weapons, bullying, threats or other safety issues. Toll-free: 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.