Student charged with threatening attack at Newnan charter school

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police in Newnan arrested a charter high school student and charged him with making terroristic threats against fellow students.

James Milhauser, 18, was arrested Thursday after telling students at his lunch table at Central Educational Center that he was organizing an attack against the lunchroom crowd, Newnan police said. Police investigated the threat but found Milhauser had no means or concrete plans to carry out the threat.

‘‘People must know they can’t create fear or panic, and safety, of course, is of utmost priority in the school system,’’ Newnan Police Chief Douglas L. Meadows said. Milhauser was booked into the Coweta County Jail. The charge of terroristic threats carries one to five years in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.