SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – Shocking rumors have both parents and students at Savannah Arts academy (SAA) worried about the safety of those roaming the halls on the anniversary of the notorious Columbine shooting. On April 19th campus police were made aware of alleged threats made by two SAA students about shooting up the school on the Columbine anniversary. We spoke with SCPSS Information Manager, Sheila Blanco, who says the students denied tweeting the alleged threats and upon investigation of their Twitter accounts there were no tweets to be found in reference to a possible shooting. SCPSS
The two students who are accused of making the threats are being kept out of school today until a meeting with their parents is set up. There will be increased police presence today for “precautionary measures” but there is no credible threat and kids have been given the okay to go to school today. The school will operate under its normal hours. Many parents have called the station expressing their concerns over the rumors and have been told by SAA Principal Gif Lockley to “err on the side of safety”.
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