Dalton Police Department Investigating Threatening Note Found At High School

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Dalton Police Department is investigating after a threatening note was found in a classroom at Dalton High School on Wednesday afternoon. The note, which was found on the floor of one of one the classrooms close to the end of the school day, mentioned a threat against the school on Feb. 22. The department already has a plan in place to have extra police officers assigned to the high school tomorrow.

Investigators spent the early evening hours at the Dalton High School campus working to determine who wrote the note. Police and school authorities take any threat against the schools seriously and work to hold anybody responsible accountable. The police department has an officer assigned to the Dalton High School campus full time as a School Resource Officer (SRO). In addition to the SRO, the police department has plans to increase the police presence not just at the high school but also other school campuses in the city to ensure that all students will be safe tomorrow.

“We will be working closely with the school to identify the individual that made the threat,” said DPD Assistant Chief Cliff Cason. “We will have an increased presence at DHS and other city schools tomorrow above and beyond what we normally have.”

Anyone with information about this threat is asked to please contact Detective Sam Eaton at 706 278-9085, ext. 9158.

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