Last day of school canceled for DeKalb students after a group of teens made threats

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A DeKalb County school canceled the last day of the school year after officials said a group of teens made several threats the day before.

Officials of the Museum School of Avondale Estates have said so Channel 2 Action news around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, a group of teenagers drove past the school as it was in progress, shouting that they were going to “shoot the school down.”

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Several staff members heard the threat and immediately closed down the school.

At 2:45 p.m., police concluded the investigation and the school lifted the lockdown.

After the lockdown was lifted, officials said around 6 p.m., another group of teens drove past the school in another car, shouting the same threat.

When police returned to the school, school officials decided to close the school on Friday.


Officials confirmed that DeKalb County School Department police detectives questioned two individuals about their involvement in the threats. As a result, they were both arrested and charged with terrorist threats and disrupting public schools.

The identities of those arrested have not been released.

Authorities have not said whether more arrests are possible.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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