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Cedar Shoals Student Charged With Making Threat

A Cedar Shoals High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after, police said, she “became distressed” during class and “made a verbal threat referencing a weapon.”

A cellphone video recorded by a student at Cedar Shoals showed the girl saying she would “AR-15” other students, using the name of the assault-style rifle as a verb. The video went viral Wednesday and has been shared on social media hundreds of times, sparking conversations about whether the girl would be disciplined or not because she is white.

After investigating, police issued the student a juvenile complaint.

Cedar Shoals Principal Derrick Maxwell sent a note to parents Wednesdays explaining the incident. Athens-Clarke County police also urged families to talk about the dangers of weapons and using threatening language in school.