UPDATE: Richmond Hill Police, FBI arrest student for threat made at high school

Christian Padilla, 17

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WSAV) — A threat was found Monday at Richmond Hill High School indicating a possible attack would happen at the school on Feb. 28.

In an ongoing investigation, 17-year-old Christian Padilla, a student at RHHS, has been arrested in connection with the threat.

He was arrested Tuesday night around 10:00 p.m. at a McDonald’s where he was working.

The statement was shared across social media

Padilla faces charges of terroristic threats and dissemination of information relating to terroristic threats.

The Richmond Hill Police Department posted this message on their Facebook page on Wednesday:

RHPD detectives along with the FBI worked diligently through the night following leads that we received from many sources. As a result, an arrest was made last night in relation to the situation at RHHS.

The investigation is still ongoing and resources will continue to be allocated to the schools.

RHPD staff is remaining in contact with school administrators and will continue to do so.

This investigation is fluid and there are many tasks that we are conducting. We understand everyone’s concern for the safety of our children and the security of our schools and we appreciate everyone’s patience.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact RHPD at 912-756-3712.

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