Bond denied for student who texted threat

Mon, 11/12/2007 - 9:38am
By: John Munford

A Sandy Creek High School student arrested Tuesday for threatening to bomb the school via a text message is being held in the Fayette County Jail without bond.

Carl M. McGill, 17, is charged with terroristic treats and disrupting a public school, according to information from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. McGill was denied bond on the charge of making a terroristic threat, magistrate court officials said.

Police said McGill sent a text message to several students Tuesday 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.

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