Police investigate shooting threat a day after student sliced in the face at the same middle school
Just one day after a student stabbed a classmate in the face during a fight at a Henry County Middle School, someone threatened a school shooting.
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Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was at Ola Middle School, where parents are now concerned for their children’s safety.
On Friday, parents contacted Channel 2 Action News about rumors of a threat made against the school. In the social media post, which went out Thursday, a parent allegedly wrote about someone coming to shoot up the school on Friday.
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The school district gave Washington a statement, saying they are aware of the threat and that law enforcement immediately started investigating. They were able to determine that the threat was not credible.
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Still, parents like Martha Corral said they don’t feel like their children are safe at the school.
A middle school girl was seriously injured in a fight earlier this week after she was stabbed below her eye during a fight that broke out between two girls in the cafeteria. The other student now faces criminal charges.
Corral said she has made complaints about bullying and other issues concerning the school and that she wants school officials to do more before a simple issue turns violent.
“They need to pay attention, because this is something with a face now, but this could become something more,” Corral said.
Earlier this week, the school district’s superintendent said providing safety for her students is her top priority.
Washington did see more school resource officers on campus Friday.