- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A 17-year-old student has been charged with making terroristic threats after being accused of threatening a school worker.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports Columbus police arrested the student without incident Wednesday as he tried to leave Spencer High School. The teenager pleaded not guilty to the felony charge Thursday. A judge set bail at $2,500.

Richard MacLaughlin was working as a security guard at the school when he responded to a call. MacLaughlin said the threat was made through intimidation, and no weapon was found on the student.

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Curtis Crawford said the incident occurred after he told the student to get away from his desk. The student then threatened to “bust a cap.”

The report described Crawford as a “suspension technician.”

Assistant Principal Jeffery Jones said the student faces suspension.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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