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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:19 PM

Hiram High School Student Arrested for Making Threats

(Paulding County, GA) Hiram High School Student Layla Deshaun Njie (B/F, 17 YOA), a junior, was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats (Felony)  This is the third, possibly fourth arrest of local youths who apparently thought it cute to write threats of shootings on walls, out loud and on social media.

This particular came to light when Deputies were speaking with  students about a threat on social media when they were alerted of a possible school shooting threat that was made on a Paulding County school bus on Wednesday February 28, 2018 during the afternoon ride home.

Deputies, working in conjunction with Paulding County School District administrators, obtained the video from the school bus and confirmed that a female student stated multiple times that she would “shoot up the school” using some expletives and other inappropriate language.

The threatening messages reported on social media account regarding a school shooting that was investigated at Hiram were determined to pertain to an incident that took place in Polk County  on Thursday March 1.  Polk County Schools were placed on lock down for a threat. Once it was determined that these posts were not threats against a school, they were removed from the social media platform they were posted on. 

Authorities are disturbed at the number of incidents, none of which can be ignored.

As we have been saying all week, if a student makes a threat and we can prove its validity, we will make an arrest and charge that student with the corresponding crime, said PCSO spokesman Ashley Henson.  Parents, please have a serious and candid discussion with your children about the severity of making these kinds of threats whether they are made in a joking manner or not. Making threats to harm students at a school is NOT A JOKE.

Since the individual in this case is 17 years old, we would like to make a point of clarification to our citizens about juveniles and how they are charged with criminal offenses in the State of Georgia, Henson said in a release. In the State of Georgia a juvenile is considered to be anyone under the age of 18. However, and this is something that most people do not understand; an individual can be considered to be both an adult and a juvenile at 17 years old.

If a 17 year old commits an offense that would warrant them going to an adult jail, they are charged as an adult and go to an adult jail. That also means that their mugshot or booking photograph along with their charges are subject to the Georgia Open Records Act and are open for the Sheriff’s Office to release or anyone from the public to access this information. *

If a 17 year old commits a “status offense” they would be subjected to the penalities and sentences of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Juvenile Court System. Some examples of status offenses are runaway, truancy, disorderly.

*Paulding.com has chosen not to publish the photos of the teens charged in these cases

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