By: Kyle James | 10-25-2017 | News
Photo credit: Cherokee County Detention Center

A Police Investigation Just Stopped Columbine 2.0

Police in Cherokee County, Georgia have arrested two teenagers for threats made against Etowah High School where the pair are students. The two suspects are Alfred Dupree, 17, and Victoria McCurley, 17. They are both being charged as adults for attempted murder and attempted arson after a tip led police to investigate them. Cherokee County sheriff's found diaries and journals as well as a hit list detailing who they were targeting to kill.

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They had even put together a home made explosive device with a flammable substance and a powder substance but authorities have not yet released the identity of these two substances. Sheriff's say it was a tip from the school police that got the investigation started. Sargent Marianne Kelley, who also has children at the high school, says "The Cherokee Sheriff's Office wants to make sure that parents and families understand that we take this very seriously." Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds applauded the swift arrest, "We don’t want to take anything for granted. There’s always an opportunity that something could’ve happened, and God forbid something would have."

A letter from Etowah High School from Principal Robert Horn said, "A community member notified police of a potential threat on Monday." The Principal added in bold letters, "At this time there are no other suspects and no active threat to Etowah High School."

Both Dupree and McCurley are held at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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