COVINGTON, Ga. – Multiple students have been charged in separate incidents, including threats, at Newton County schools over the past week, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office incident reports.
In one incident, a 10-year-old student was charged with terroristic threats March 8 after he reportedly brought a pocket utility knife to Oak Hill Elementary School and threatened two students.
At Clements Middle School, a 14-year-old female student was charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct March 6 after reportedly making a threat to kill another student on the social media site Instagram.
A 14-year-old Newton High School student was charged March 7 with making terroristic threats after three students reported he said he was going to place a bomb at the school and shoot up the school. The student reportedly told authorities that he was joking and was sorry for what he said.
A 14-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct at Alcovy High School on March 8 after he allegedly caused a disruption in a class and made inappropriate comments to a teacher.
At Mainstay Academy in Oxford, a 13-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct March 9 after a paper towel was lit on fire and put out in the lower boy’s restroom. There was no damage noted in the report.
At Alcovy High School on March 8, the school resource officer was called to stand by while three students were searched for contraband and illegal substances. A 16-year-old male suspect was charged with marijuana possession.