Suspect detained in shooting threat at Newnan High School

UPDATE: Newnan High School has been given the all clear by law enforcement officials after a suspect was detained.

According to school officials, the suspect was detained and removed from campus.

No bomb or weapon was discovered in this investigation, and Newnan Police have indicated that they believe that there is no active threat against the school at this time.

The original story is below.


The Newnan Police Department is investigating two threatening voicemails left at Newnan High School. The threats referenced a possible school shooting to occur today.

According to a letter to parents from Newnan High School Principal Chase Puckett, the school received two voicemails at about 7:55 a.m.

“One message made reference to a possible shooting to occur at Newnan High School today around 8:30 a.m..  A second message made reference to the individual “shooting up” Newnan High School at 10:30 a.m.,” Puckett said in the letter.

Law enforcement presence has been increased both on the high school’s main campus and the Cougar Village Campus.

Puckett said students would not be penalized if their parents chose to keep them home today.