A student was taken into custody by law enforcement on March 9, at Nevils Elementary School after the juvenile was found in possession of a sharp weapon that was more than two-inches in length. The student was also charged with making alleged terroristic threats against a fellow student.
No students were injured. The weapon and alleged threats were reported to administrators by students and faculty. This is the second weapons incident involving the student, who previously had been found with a two-inch knife at school.
A Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a school administrator’s call for assistance. After investigating the incident, law enforcement made the decision to take the student into custody, file charges, and remove the student from campus.
The Department of Family and Children Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice were contacted. The Department of Juvenile Justice will oversee the case and the school administration will follow the school district’s procedures concerning discipline.
Bulloch County Schools always encourages students and adults to say something if you see something. You can immediately report crime tips or suspicious activity at a school to a school administrator, a trusted adult, or contact law enforcement tip lines:
• Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office: 912.764.1771 or email@example.com
• Statesboro Police Department: Text TIPSSPD plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES) or report at tip online at statesboropd.com
• Bulloch County Schools Safety Department: 912.212.8891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School operations will continue as scheduled on Thursday. The school district has notified the families of Nevils Elementary students.