A 16-year-old Jordan Vocational High School student will be charged with making a terroristic threat after posting a false report on social media that there might be a weapon on campus, Muscogee County School District communications director Valerie Fuller said Thursday.
“MCSD security was immediately notified and have investigated,” Fuller said in an email to the Ledger-Enquirer.
The threat prompted rumors that Jordan went on lockdown, but principal Amy Wohler told the Ledger-Enquirer in a phone interview that no such action was taken.
No weapon was found during the investigation, but the threat violated district policy and resulted in “appropriate consequences,” Wohler said. She declined to be more specific, although she added that the student is “with his parents now.”
Fuller said, “Consequences for misconduct, threats or violations of the behavior code that could lead to suspension, expulsion, alternative school and/or criminal charges.”
Wohler praised the five students who came to her and reported the threat.
“I’m very proud of how our students handled this very responsibly, reporting this suspicious activity,” Wohler said. “They did what they were supposed to do.”
Wohler said “a handful” of parents and even another principal in the district contacted Jordan to ask “clarifying questions” about the rumored lockdown.
“There is no lockdown, nor have we been on lockdown, today,” she said.
Wohler said she sent Jordan parents and guardians a message explaining the situation and how it was handled.