A fourth grade student was arrested Wednesday morning after telling another student he would shoot her.
School Resource Officer Sgt. Jimmy Billings was notified Wednesday that the 10-year-old Nevils Elementary School student told the girl “he was going to shoot her,” and told other students “he was going to bring his father’s gun to school and shoot her,” said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
The child was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, booked on a charge of terroristic threats, and released to his parents. The case will be turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, he said.
Since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla,. that left 17 dead, there have been six students in Bulloch County and one in Candler County, all juveniles except a Georgia Southern University student, arrested for similar incidents.
Brown has said there will be no tolerance for such threats and all cases will be prosecuted by law.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Billings at (912) 764-1771.