On Tuesday, Aug, 13, officers of the Hinesville Police Department were dispatched to Lewis Fraiser Middle School in response to a call regarding a person who made a threat to the safety of the school, according to a new release from the city of Hinesville.
The threat was conveyed to students who were stopped in traffic on a school bus, the release read. Officers were able to identify the individual based on an encounter from earlier in the day and began actively searching for him, according to authorities. Soon after, officers were dispatched to a local business off Highway 84 in response to a call about a suspicious male. When officers arrived on the scene, they were able to identify the man as the individual who made the threat. He was subdued and taken into custody, the release stated.
He is currently being medically evaluated and charges are pending upon release. This investigation is ongoing. Authorities are asking that anyone with a child with firsthand knowledge of the incident contact HPD at 912-368-8211.
The Courier reached out to the Liberty County School System for comment, and will follow this story as it develops.