Police Presence Increased Over Social Media Comment
An increased police presence remains at East Paulding High School today due to a concerning Twitter comment mentioning a gun.
A potentially dangerous comment was made on Twitter late Tuesday evening, concerning a gun at East Paulding High School, and circulated enough to concern kids, parents and the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, according to Detective Donny Pace.
"Something was said on social media but it wasn't really a threat," he said. "It was not directed at any individual. It was something like, 'You better watch out, somebody may be bringing a gun to school,' or something like that."
The Sheriff's Office increased their presence at the high school as a precautionary measure and several parents kept their children home from school.
Pace said the Sheriff's Office is in the process of tracing the comment back to its original source as part of an active investigation.
The increased police presence remains at the school, he said.
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