Local, state, and national law enforcement agencies are investigating after a caller has made a threading 911 call to several Georgia schools, which turned out to be a hoax.
Cambridge High School in Milton, Georgia, Camden County High School in Camden County, Georgia, Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia, Coffee High School in Douglas, Georgia, Model High School in Floyd County, Georgia, Savannah High School in Chatham County, Georgia, Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Georgia, and Westside High School in Richmond County, Georgia, all received a 911 call stating a shooting had occurred on their campuses. The call was deemed a hoax and no shots fired or shooter was located on any campus. No injuries were reported.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued the following statement:
“The security of schools across multiple coastal counties was unexpectedly put to the test this morning due to a cruel hoax.
Law enforcement across all levels immediately sprang into action. They did not hesitate to rush toward potential danger to protect our children.
Within five minutes of the first emergency call at the first school, state troopers were in the building, combing for any threats. I want to thank every law enforcement entity involved in today’s emergency responses.
As the father of three daughters, the possibility of an active school shooter is a concern that I ask God to guard against every day. That is why we provided $30,000 for campus security to every single public school in the state my first year in office and why we have followed up with further school security grants since then. By the end of this year, we will also have trained over 400 school resource officers and provided them with further supports.
Rest assured, for the criminals who orchestrated these hoaxes, we will go after them with every single resource available. The FBI is actively investigating these acts of domestic terrorism, and we will continue to diligently work with them to see these culprits are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
As of last check, schools in the CNAW viewing area have NOT received any hoax calls.