A 15-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and making bomb threats in connection with two bomb threats made at Upson-Lee High School in March. Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore said the girl was arrested last Thursday for allegedly writing bomb threats on the walls in the girls’ restroom.
There were a total of four bomb threats to the high school within six days in March. On March 19, 20 and 21, there were three bomb threats. One was called into the Sheriff’s Office, and two others were found written on the restroom walls. A fourth bomb threat was called into the 9-1-1 Center on March 24.
Two more bomb threats were received last week, one on May 1 and one on May 2. Both were called into the 9-1-1 Center. As with all of the previous bomb threats, ULHS Principal Tracy Caldwell ordered the entire school population to exit the school while Sheriff’s deputies searched the buildings. As with the searches in March, nothing was found. Parents also received School-Reach calls about the situations.
Sheriff Kilgore said the teenage girl arrested last week is not connected to the bomb threats that have been called in, and he has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) to assist in the investigation of those terroristic calls. Upson-Lee High School continues to offer a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons making terroristic threats against Upson-Lee High School. Sheriff Kilgore urges anyone who may have any information to call the Sheriff’s Office at 706-647-7411.
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.