The Newnan Times-Herald


CEC classes canceled because of threat

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 07, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Updated 6/7/19, 3:45 p.m.

After an investigation, the Newnan Police Department determined a reported threat at the Central Educational Center was not substantiated.

Summer school classes were canceled at the Central Educational Center Friday after police were unable to identify the source of a reported threat against the school.

Around 9 p.m. Thursday, the Newnan Police Department was notified by an individual with information about a threat specific to CEC. No weapon was identified in the threat, according to the NPD.

Coweta County School System administrators were notified of the threat around 10 p.m.

Investigators met with the person who reported the threat and were unable to credit or discredit it as of 5 a.m. Friday, according to a release from the NPD issued around 9 a.m., and investigators identified potential witnesses and suspects.

During the investigation, a person of interest was located and interviewed about possible involvement with the threats, according to a second release sent Friday afternoon.

Based on information gathered during the interview, investigators found no evidence the threats were actually made, and the person of interest was released, according to the release. No charges are pending.

As a precaution, school system administrators canceled summer school classes at CEC for Friday.