A second teen has been arrested after allegedly writing a bomb threat on the wall of one of the restrooms at Upson-Lee High School. Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore said a 15-year-old male student at Upson-Lee was arrested last Thursday after allegedly writing the threat on the wall last Wednesday. He has been charged with making Terroristic Threats and will be tried in Juvenile Court.
Earlier this month, 15-year-old female students at ULHS was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats 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 on May 1 and May 2. Both were called into the 9-1-1 Center. The latest bomb threat, believed written by the male student in custody, occurred on May 14.
Sheriff Kilgore said he does not believe there is a connection between the male and female students arrested in regards to the bomb threats. 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.