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Authorities investigate threat made at Sylvania High

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said his office was notified by Sylvania High School officials of the threat Monday evening. Sheriff Jimmy Harris said his office was notified by Sylvania High School officials of the threat Monday evening.
SYLVANIA, AL (WAFF) -

Law enforcement made their presence known at Sylvania High School after educators found a threat written on a school bathroom wall.

Due to school shootings across the country, sheriff's officials say they take every threat serious.

Their main focus now is to find out who made the threat.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said his office was notified by Sylvania High School officials of the threat Monday evening.

He said they began mobilizing officers to conduct surveillance on the school throughout the night and had extra officers there before school Tuesday morning to make sure everything was safe.

The threat never came to pass.

Harris said such threats are a crime, and a person can be charged with making a terrorist threat.

"Anytime… we're up all night and have to spend manpower hours that we could use on meth labs or on spice or on anything else for something like this, we are going to prosecute somebody," said Harris.

If anyone has any information concerning who may be behind the threat, contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

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