Student, 17, arrested for bomb threat at SCHS

Tue, 11/06/2007 - 6:06pm
By: John Munford

A 17-year-old Sandy Creek High School student was arrested Tuesday for threatening to bomb the school Thursday, sheriff’s deputies said.

Carl M. McGill is charged with terroristic treats and disrupting a public school, according to information from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said McGill sent a cell phone text message to several students that said: “Sandy Creek is going to get bombed on 11-8-07. It is going to blow up at exactly 11:00. Whoever at school will die.”

Students informed school officials about the text message, which started the investigation and led to McGill’s arrest, officials said.

In a letter sent to parents Tuesday, SCHS Principal Roy Rabold urged parents to speak with their kids about the seriousness of making threats and their responsibility to report threats to school administrators or law enforcement officials.

“We do not know whether or not the student planned to carry out the threat but the school and local law enforcement are taking his statement seriously,” Rabold wrote. “Providing a safe learning environment is a top priority at Sandy Creek. Students who make such threats will be handled appropriately as per our student code of conduct and in accordance with the law regarding such matters.”

McGill was a runner on the school’s track team last year.

login to post comments