A 16-year old Chattooga High School student has been charged with Disruption of Public Schools in relation to a threatening message left on a restroom wall Tuesday. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said the investigation is ongoing and the student may face additional charges.
On Wednesday another note was found on a restroom wall indicating a threat for Thursday. The Chattooga County Board of Education will hold a meeting Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. to discuss school safety and procedures.
“We have no reason to believe that anyone else was involved in the message yesterday and still believe that it was an attempt to have school dismiss early. I have spoken to Superintendent Lenderman and Principal Jeff Martin and they have been updated as to the charges. They indicate that they have procedures in place to address these type issues on the school level and will be following those procedures. Both the Superintendent and Principal have pledged their full support and continue to work closely with my office on this matter,” said Sheriff Schrader.