By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
BREAKING: Newton High shooting threat made on social media, 911 receives calls
Newton High

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been edited to retract the statement that a Newton High student made the threat. Even though the Covington-Newton 911 center received calls regarding a student-made threat, the NCSS nor the NCSO have confirmed the identity of the person.

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington-Newton 911 received calls this morning in reference to shooting threat at Newton High.

"The SRO division with Newton County Sheriff Department have been made aware of the situation and are taking every precaution possible," according to the Covington-Newton County 9-1-1 Facebook post. 

Covington-Newton 911 Director Trudy Henry told The Covington News the threat was made on social media.

The NCSO nor the Newton County School System have confirmed the threat was made by a student.

The NCSS received information regarding a "security concern," according to Sherri Davis, NCSS director of public relations.

"Out of an abundance of caution, extra law enforcement officers are at the school today," she said.

The NCSO told The News they are unable to verify the credibility of the threat.

“A report was filed from the social media post and NCSO has beefed up security with additional SRO’s as a precaution,” NCSO Deputy Favel Edwards said.

The Covington News will update this story as more information becomes available.