Warner Robins police boosting patrols near Northside High due to alleged threats
According to a news release, officers are aware of photos circulating on social media regarding alleged threats of a planned shooting at the school.
Several squad cars patrolled the campus and the surrounding community throughout the day. Officers were in both marked and unmarked police cruisers.
Chief Brett Evans says he and his officers are remaining vigilant looking for any suspicious activity.
“As of right now we haven’t had any place any validity on any of the threats,” Evans said.
The photos depict teenage boys posing with a rifle. The WRPD is investigating the situation and say they “are in constant contact with the boys in the photo as well as their parents.”
The release went on to say that detectives have identified the guns in the pictures as airsoft guns.
“We have looked at and inspected those weapons and everyone of the weapons depicted in those pictures have been airsoft brand weapons,” Evans said.
The step up in patrols is amid an investigation into a fight involving a teacher and a student at the school that happened on Monday.
As of Thursday, Evans says he and his investigators haven’t been able to pinpoint any exact threat either on social media or verbally.
Northside High’s football team is playing in a playoff game in Bibb County. Evans says although the game isn’t canceled, the pep rally at the school before the game will be.
School officials say the measure was taken to ensure student safety.
Anyone with pictures or information in reference to this case is urged to call the Warner Robins Police Department.