Sheriff charges 9-year-old autistic child with making bomb threat

My Fox Atlanta – by Dale Russell

UPSON COUNTY, Ga. – With so many tragic stories of school violence in recent memory, every threat must be taken seriously.

But, FOX 5 I-team Senior Reporter Dale Russell has been investigating a bomb threat made at one Georgia elementary school in Upson County that has some asking if “zero tolerance” has gone too far.  

A 9-year-old fourth grader with autism scribbled “Bone Thrat” on a bathroom wall. After evacuating the school, the local sheriff’s department charged the boy with a felony: terroristic threats and acts.

His case is now headed to juvenile court. Dale talks one on one with the boy and his mother. And, the sheriff explains why he can’t take any chances and hopes the courts, in the end, will help the boy.

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3 thoughts on “Sheriff charges 9-year-old autistic child with making bomb threat

  1. Bathroom wall?
    I just figured he saw a pretty girl he liked who’s last name was Thrat.
    But he made the mistake of talking to law enforcement in any manner.
    It looks to me like the school should be investigated for fraudulently failing to teach kids how to spell.
    Critical thinking skills? Good judgement?
    You can’t teach ’em if you don’t have ’em.

  2. the gov in this town have terrorized this family

    this is pc garbage

    disgusting and this family deserves a profound apologie

    everything comes from the top, down.

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