The Museum School cancels last day of school due to verbal threatsThe Museum School of Avondale Estates. Photo by Dean Hesse.
This story has been updated.
Avondale Estates, GA — The Museum School of Avondale Estates is closed on Friday, May 26, which is the school’s last day of classes. The Avondale Estates Police Department responded to two separate verbal threats made about student safety on Thursday, May 25.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that The Museum School will be closed Friday, May 26,” The Museum School said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “The safety of TMS students and staff is our top priority and following 2 safety related events today, we will not take risks with their safety. The school will be closed for all students, staff, and visitors and all activities canceled on Friday, May 26.
The police department is assisting the DeKalb County Police Department and the DeKalb County Schools Police Department in their ongoing investigation of the incidents.
“While disappointed that many children were unable to experience their last day of school, the city fully supports The Museum School’s decision to close out of an abundance of caution,” the city said in a press release. “The City of Avondale Estates is committed to doing everything in its capacity and taking all necessary measures to support The Museum School and other law enforcement agencies in providing a safe environment for the school’s children.”
The departments worked together to identify and locate the suspects. At around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Avondale Police located and detained the suspect’s vehicle. DeKalb Schools Police has taken the lead on the investigation.
“DCSD Police Detectives arrived and questioned two individuals regarding their involvement in the threats,” a spokesperson for DeKalb County Schools said. “Both were arrested by DCSD Police and charged with Terroristic Threats and Disrupting Public School.”
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