Officials expect to file charges following a bomb scare Wednesday afternoon at East Jackson Middle School.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division and University of Georgia Bomb Disposal Unit, as well as local fire and EMS and other public safety agencies, responded to the school at approximately 3:15 p.m. after the school resource officer was notified of a report of a bomb by a student at the school. The school was evacuated and protocols were put in place to remove students from the school.
During the search, information became available that led Jackson County deputies and investigators to conclude that it was a hoax.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, including terroristic threats and acts, disruption of a public school and transmitting a false public alarm.