Student in custody after making threat against North Putnam High School
BAINBRIDGE -- A student who allegedly made a written threat against North Putnam High School is in police custody.
In a post on the school Facebook page early Wednesday evening, Principal Jason Chew made the public aware of the issue.
Dear Community Members:
This afternoon (Wednesday, March 14) at approximately 1:30 PM, the Administration of North Putnam High School became aware of a written threat against our school.
The alleged threat was immediately investigated by North Putnam Administration along with assistance of the Roachdale Police Department, Bainbridge Police Department, and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. The student responsible for the threat was identified and isolated. The student was arrested by law enforcement officials and is in police custody.
We are thankful for the cooperation of parents and students in this matter, we know it takes all members of our community to keep our school safe. North Putnam Community Schools will not tolerate threats or intimidation, and will take action against those who interrupt the purpose of school.
Jason A. Chew
North Putnam High School
The student has not been identified by school or law enforcement officials. Should the subject turn out to be a minor, the information may not be made public.
No other information has been released as of 8:12 p.m. Wednesday.