Augusta Police Investigating Alleged Threat To Cony High School
Augusta Police say they're investigating an alleged threat against Cony High School.
The anonymous tip was received through the department's Tip411 app service on Wednesday, October 17th. The person reporting the tip was concerned about a possible threat of violence involving a firearm and Cony High School. Police say it didn't seem to be a direct threat, but due to its nature prompted them to immediately identify the juvenile and launch an investigation. The juvenile, their parents, and school administrators are all cooperating with police.
Students and parents will notice an increased police presence today, including patrol officers, the school resource officer, and the Augusta DARE officers, working in and around CHS. They will be highly visible to allow everyone an opportunity to ask any questions and lessen concerns.
Classes and regular school operations at all Augusta schools are going on as usual today, and police say there will be no changes to schedules. Chief Deputy Kevin Lully said in a media release that Augusta schools continue to be safe.