Archer HS in Gwinnett latest to deal with school threat

Archer High School in Gwinnett County is the latest in the area to deal with a threat following the Valentine’s Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. South Gwinnett High School, Covenant Christian Academy, Grayson High School and Monroe Area High School, all schools serving students in the local area, have dealt with threats in the past two weeks and have students who are facing charges as a result.

Archer High School was put on lockdown Wednesday morning and had additional police officers from Gwinnett County Police Department called in. A lot of rumors were generated as a result, including that a shot was fired and someone was in handcuffs, but according to Gwinnett County Police Department, that did not happen and everything is under control.

“Officers met with the (School Resource Officer) there about a threat.  I don’t know what that threat was, but no shots were fired and no one in handcuffs. The call is closed and all officers are back in service,” GCPD reported early Monday afternoon.

Local Schools are taking precautions, but it is very disruptive to students and their education. There was a heavy police presence Monday at MAHS and George Walton Academy.

Local law enforcement in both Walton and Gwinnett counties and local police departments have been training with fire and EMS personnel for several years to be at the ready should an incident arise.

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