WRPD on school threats: ‘We’re going to arrest you and we’re going to put you in jail.’

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Three Houston County students are facing Terroristic Threats and Acts charges after threatening to “shoot up” their schools.

“We’re not going to tolerate these things,” said Warner Robins Police Department Assistant Chief John Wagner.

On Saturday, WRPD arrested a 13-year-old girl after she made threats to her school.

“Parents and students were receiving various Instagram pictures of a threat that involved axes and knives and was specific on Huntington Middle School,” said Chief Wagner.

Two days later, on Monday, another student was taken into custody, this time at Warner Robins Middle School.

“A child was brought into administration at Warner Robins Middle School and they were advised that this child was making threats to the school and had made a threat against one of the teachers,” said Chief Wagner.

“I think they’re handling it the right way. He should get in trouble,” said Derick Stephens, who lives just down the street from Warner Robins Middle school with his two kids. Stephens thinks the students should face consequences for their actions.

“I think every situation should be handled the same way because you never know if it’s something big or if it’s something little so you have to take every one of them serious when there’s kids like that,” said Stephens.

On Tuesday, another teenager was arrested after police say he wanted to “blow up and shoot up the school”. Police say the teen didn’t have the resources to do so, but they are not taking any risks. The threat was made to Houston County Crossroads Center on Scott Blvd.

Three days, three teenagers at three different schools may seem like the beginning of a trend.

“But the trend that we’re setting is we’re going to arrest you and we’re going to put you in jail,” said Chief Wagner.

Chief Wagner says even if threats are made jokingly, you will face the same charges. He also suggests, parents talk to your children, and check up on their social media. As always, if you see something or hear something, say something to your local police.

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