Glascock County Sheriff's Office arrests student for 'shoot up the school' Facebook post
By LInda Green

Nicholas Barnhart
The Glascock County school student who threatened the county’s school in a Facebook post Feb. 15 has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts.
The Glascock County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas Barnhart, 17, on Feb. 16 for a ‘shoot up the school,’ statement he made while arguing with others on Facebook, said Sheriff Jeremy Kelley.
The Glascock County Sheriff’s Office and the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office began an investigation after a concerned parent alerted the Sheriff’s office about the threat a Glascock County Consolidated School student made against the school.
“On Feb. 15, the Glascock County Sheriff's Office received information that a 17-year-old student at Glascock County Consolidated School, named Nicholas Barnhart, made a statement via Facebook of ‘shoot up the school,’" Kelley said.
The department’s Chief Deputy, Charles Cason, along with Glascock County School Administration and School Superintendent Jim Holton, launched an immediate investigation.
“Mr. Barnhart was located at school and detained,” Kelley said. “During the investigation it was believed that Mr. Barnhart had some medical issues going on at the time of the investigation. He was taken to a medical facility to be evaluated.”
The sheriff’s office worked with the school staff and the Toombs Judicial District Attorney's Office in investigating the matter.
“It was determined that Mr. Barnhart did not possess any weapons when he was located at Glascock County Consolidated School,” the sheriff said.
Barnhart was released from the Glascock County Sheriff’s Office after posting a $12,500 bond.
“Threats like these are going to be taken seriously in light of the circumstances of the world today,” Kelley said.








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