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Forest Park High evacuated after bomb threat called in

  • 3:47 pm Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by David Gibson

A bomb threat at Forest Park Middle School in Clayton County has led to the evacuation of the school while it is being checked out.
The threat came in at about 3:10 p.m., right around closing time, said Clayton Schools spokeswoman Vicki C. Gavalas.
Students who ride school buses are being sent home on their regular buses. Students who drive or walk are being evacuated to G. P. Babb Middle School, 5500 Reynolds Rd.
Return to ajc.com for updates.

Newton County schools lock down lifted

  • 11:26 am Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by David Gibson

The lock downs at Alcovy High School and Liberty Middle School in Covington have been lifted. The schools were was put on lockdown Thursday while authorities investigated a violent threat a student allegedly posted on Facebook.

The Newton County sheriff told Channel 2 Action News the male student has been identified and was being questioned.

Officials don’t believe there is a danger to any students at this time.

Check back with AJC.com for updates.

Contributed by Rhonda Cook

No bomb found after threat prompts evacuation of Riverdale Middle School

  • 3:52 pm Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

By Steve Visser

Riverdale Middle School students got an extra-long day thanks to a bomb threat that was called in about 15 minutes before school got out Monday afternoon, said Vicki Constantinides of Clayton County Schools.

Consequently, the students were marched to a nearby library, organized by class, and transported to a recreation center, Constantinides said.

Parents picked up most of the kids, others went home by bus and some regular walkers walked, Constantinides said. By 8:15 p.m., school officials were waiting on parents for the few who were left.

“Our job was to make sure we knew where all the students were,” she [More]

Henry County ATM targeted by ID thief

  • 4:08 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

Authorities are investigating after a SunTrust bank ATM in Henry County was compromised.

Information from customers who used the ATM at 942 Highway 81 East in McDonough on Aug. 1 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m may have been exposed to a copying data device and a hidden camera , Henry County police said.

Investigators said 225 customers have been affected.

Customers should check their accounts and notify the bank immediately if they notice any irregularities. They should also report any fraudulent activity to their local law enforcement agency or the Henry County police at 770-288-8200.

Police and investigators from SunTrust are looking into [More]

Powder Springs man sought in connection with Hiram carjacking

  • 6:53 pm Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Hiram police are looking for a man who is accused of destroying a woman’s cell phone before stealing her car.

Police say on Aug. 8, Zachary Ryan Shipp approached a woman who was pumping gas at a convenience store on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway and asked to borrow her cell phone. The woman said shortly after she gave Shipp the phone, he threw her Samsung Galaxy III on the ground. As she stepped to retrieve the phone, Shipp got into the driver’s side of her Toyota Camry, according to the incident report. She tried to pull him out of the car, [More]

Gwinnett police need help identifying hospitalized man

  • 10:06 pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Gwinnett police are trying to identify a man who had a medical emergency Tuesday in Duluth.

The man experienced cardiac arrest on the side of S. Old Peachtree Road near Lou Ivy Road, according to a news release from the Gwinnett County Police Department. The man was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth, where he remains in critical condition.

The man is 5-foot-9 and 150 to 160 pounds, with a scar on his left arm that appears to be from a previous surgery. He was wearing khaki-colored cargo shorts, a white shirt, white Nike tennis shoes and a fitted UNC cap, [More]

Authorities seek suspect in several car break-ins in Fayette County

  • 3:44 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they suspect of breaking into more than two dozen cars in recent days.

According to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, approximately 22 vehicles were entered in the Shenandoah Estates subdivision off Old Highway Sunday. Deputies responding to the area encountered a man carrying several items, but he fled on a bicycle.

Police discovered a second set of 12 vehicles in the nearby Newton Plantation subdivision on Wednesday that had also been entered.

Most of the vehicles may have been unlocked at the time of the thefts, according to the release. [More]

Missing Covington child found safe

  • 11:58 am Friday, July 11th, 2014 by David Gibson

The lookout for a missing child was canceled Friday night after the boy was found safe, Atlanta police said.

Authorities were asking for help to find Szevin Glawson of Covington, who had last been seen at the Boys & Girls Club in the 400 block of Lovejoy Street around 6 p.m. Thursday.

He was found in good health, police said.
Staff writer Daniel Wilco compiled this report.

Mattie’s Call for 19-year-old man canceled

  • 10:10 pm Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

A Mattie’s Call was canceled late Tuesday night after a 19-year-old man was found, the GBI said.

Kazmier Hamilton had last been seen at Grady Memorial Hospital around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said.

No details were released about how or where he was located.

College Park police looking for 2 in connection with June shooting

  • 7:12 pm Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

College Park police need help identifying a man and locating a woman in connection with a shooting in June.
Police have identified but need to locate 28-year-old Shanice Jamila Weaver. Weaver is believed to live in College Park and is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault at the Texaco station in the 5200 block of West Fayetteville Road. Police need help identifying the man who may have been with Weaver, and the two may have been in a gold or tan vehicle, possibly a Crown Victoria, authorities said.
Anyone with information on Weaver or the unidentified man should call 911 or [More]