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NCSO investigated shooting threat at Liberty Middle
'No credible threat,' school spokeswoman says
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Liberty Middle School, located at 5225 Salem Road in Covington. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Newton County Sheriff's Office investigated a shooting threat made on social media Monday morning, Oct. 28.

The NCSO did confirm the threat was made on social media; however, it could not be determined who made the threat.

"Someone did post a threat on social media. We could not confirm where the threat came from," NCSO Deputy Michael Gregg told The Covington News. "The school did resume normal operation."

NCSS Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis told The News that the school received reports of social media comments "that were a cause for concern."

"Out of an abundance of caution, this information was reported to local law enforcement and an investigation has been conducted," she said. "It was determined there was no credible threat to school safety."