***UPDATED at 5:37 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13th***
Thomson, GA – The McDuffie County School System has released a statement on a bomb threat that caused mayhem Tuesday at Thomson High School.
***POSTED at at 12:35 P.M. on Tuesday, October 13th***
Thomson, GA – You can call it chaos in Thomson. All the schools were evacuated because of a bomb threat. Just in the last few minutes, Thomson high has was given the all clear.
The GBI Bomb Detection dogs are checking the remaining buildings.
Lines of cars with parents trying to pick up their kids and many unanswered questions right now.
This comes just hours after a Thomson High School student was murdered.
The coroner confirms 16-year-old Sandravian Cartledge was shot and died at University Hospital McDuffie.
Cartledge was known by the nickname “Ty”.
We don’t know if police have a suspect.
A Georgia State Patrol officer at the high school confirmed a bomb threat was also called into the McDuffie County Court House
We do not know of these incidents are related. We are working now to get more information.
McDuffie County School Systems released the following statement on their Facebook page, “In an abundance of caution, all McDuffie County Schools are now being evacuated and searched as a result of this morning’s bomb threat at Thomson High School. All students and staff are safe, and parents will be alerted when all schools are clear.”