Threat of violence being investigated at Midtown High School in Atlanta

Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 6:46 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Police are actively investigating a threat of violence at an Atlanta high school.

A little after midnight, CBS46 learned that the principal at Midtown High School sent word to parents Wednesday night about the threat. She told them there will be an extra police presence at the school Thursday.

A screenshot of the threat circulated quickly on social media.

According to the post, the person announced a plan to kill family members and then “shoot up my school Midtown High Atlanta Georgia with a MP 15 assault rifle and a Glock 17 pistol with hundreds of rounds of ammunition in a few weeks and livestream it on my Instagram…” The post then lists the names of students that will be targeted.

This comes on the heels of a meeting Wednesday night about school safety in Atlanta Public Schools.

Parents heard from school district police officials about their plan when it comes to active shooter situations considering the shooting in Uvalde, Texas at the end of last school year.

The principal thanked the many parents who reached out to her as soon as they heard about it.

Social Media Threat… Thank you to the many people who reached out to me about a threat against the school that has been...

Posted by Midtown High School PTSO on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

CBS46 reached out to Atlanta Public Schools for comment and they sent us the following statement:

Midtown High School’s principal send a second email out to parents as an update on Thursday: