Two students charged following threats made at Cairo High

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 16, 2019

CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) -- A 16-year-old female Cairo High School student and a 14-year-old male Washington Middle School student have been charged with disrupting public school after a threat was made towards Cairo High School.

Around 1 p.m. on May 7, officers from the Cairo Police Department, Grady County Sheriff’s Office and Grady County School Police received information that a 16-year-old CHS student had shared a concerning post on social media.

Authorities say the post contained information about a potential shooting which would occur at the school on the same day. The student reportedly wrote that she wasn't present at the school that day because she didn't want to be involved in the incident.

Officials say after confirming the student was not present at school that day, the school was placed on lockdown.

Authorities determined the threat was a result of rumors which started after a physical altercation the previous day.

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