Newton High School Active Shooter Today – Today, there is a lockdown at Newton High School in Newton County, Georgia. On Thursday, April 13th, 2023, a number of law enforcement agencies are responding to a situation at Newton High School. The Newton County, GA Sheriff’s Office says that the Newton High School at 1 Ram Way, Covington, GA 30014, United States, has been on lockdown while law enforcement officials conduct a search of the building.
There is a large police presence at the Newton High School campus after the Newton County, GA Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting and active shooter at the school today. After an extensive search by the responding officers, it was confirmed that there was no active shooting or shooting at the school campus. Nothing is more important than the safety and security of the school’s students and staff, the Newton County, GA Sheriff’s Office said.
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Police were alerted about a probable gunman at Newton High School (NHS) early on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. As a result, the school went into lockdown. A representative for USD 373 announced that the lockdown was lifted after a few hours. No immediate threat was present, said Carly Stavola, a spokesman for USD 373, and staff and students handled a potentially dangerous scenario appropriately.
Officers spoke with the suspect and determined the object was “a splat gun, a battery-operated toy that shoots water beads,” the Newton Police Department said in a Facebook post. The student never pointed it at anyone and had no desire to intimidate or alarm anyone when transferring it from one car to another. Nevertheless, the students who reported it made the right decision. Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm, and everyone is safe.
Police were alerted about a student with a gun in the parking lot at around 9:50 in the morning. Police secured the area and put the school on lockdown as they looked into the incident. Students reported seeing two other students moving an orange and white object that seemed to be a pistol out of the automotive area and into a car in the parking lot, according to Erin McDaniel, director of communications for the City of Newton. The two students got into the car and drove off.
A student said that there was a shooter inside the building close to the library shortly after the school had been secured by the police. Even if this information was inaccurate at the time, the police and school took it seriously and implemented the ALICE strategy. During the time it took the administration to find the original report on the CCTV cameras, officers guided students away from the apparent threat. Police contacted the administration once they had located the student to make sure that both the student and the object were safe. The ALICE alert was subsequently canceled.
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