Information from The Rome News Tribune|
The Floyd County Police Department is investigating a credible threat of harm that was made by a student at Georgia Highlands College.
The Cedartown Highway campus and Heritage Hall campus of Georgia Highlands in Rome have been locked and secured by police as a precautionary measure.
All students are safe and no longer at the schools. Floyd 911 first received notification of a potential threat at 11:04 a.m.
The call was received by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who provided the preliminary intelligence of the matter. Patrol officers responded to Georgia Highlands College because it was known that the suspect is a student at the school.
The suspect is not being identified at this time but he is a 21-year-old male with an Atlanta address.
The threat did not specifically identify Georgia Highlands College but was directed at associates of the suspect.
Primary responding officers were provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle and searched both Rome locations. Officers next checked the interior buildings of the school and remained on scene until administrators approved for the campus to dismiss class and lock down the buildings. Officers again cleared the campus and the school was determined to be safe.
Georgia Highlands College is immediately closing Floyd, Cartersville, and Heritage Hall for the day to allow local law enforcement to investigate an undetermined threat.
Police have been at the Floyd Campus investigating reported threats on that campus. No other information has been released.