McIntosh cleared after Monday morning bomb threat


A Monday morning search of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City after a bomb threat and demands for money were made resulted in no explosives found. 

“This morning McIntosh High School was placed on lockdown following an email that was sent to the building principal pertaining to a bomb threat and demands for money,” said Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Berry-Dreisbach said Principal Lisa Fine immediately contacted school officials and the Peachtree City Police Department, as per the school system’s safety protocol. The search was conducted without incident, said Berry-Dreisbach.

“Officers and staff were able to make a thorough search of the building without an evacuation. No explosive devices were found and the school day resumed as normal,” said Berry-Dreisbach, adding that students and staff followed the appropriate safety protocols.

Berry-Dreisbach said the Peachtree City Police Dept. will continue to investigate the threat.

“Fayette County Public Schools is committed to the safety of its students and staff,” said Berry-Dreisbach. ”All threats to our schools, students, and staff are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Our school system has established an excellent working relationship with county and city law enforcement agencies, all of which respond immediately to assist our schools when needed.”