Man arrested after lockdown at Bulloch County elementary school

Crime & Safety

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – A Bulloch County school was placed on lockdown Wednesday after a terroristic threat was aimed at an employee, district officials said.

The Statesboro Police Department arrested Jeffrey Shuman, 32, for allegedly making a threat against a Mill Creek Elementary School employee.

Shuman wasn’t on school property at the time of the threat, Bulloch County Schools said in a press release.

Students and employees are safe and the lockdown was issued as a safety precaution, the district said. The lockdown ended at 12:24 p.m.

“We appreciate the support of local law enforcement, who have the adult suspect in custody. Thank you as well for the cooperation of employees and parents,” Bulloch County Schools stated.

Shuman was booked at the Bulloch County Jail on a charge of terroristic threats and acts.

Additional details on the threat weren’t immediately available from the Statesboro Police Department.

Meanwhile, another Bulloch County school is implementing heightened security measures for the rest of the week due to a separate incident. According to the district, several William James Middle School students received anonymous messages Wednesday concerning a threat of a shooting.

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