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Student expelled for shooting threat
Jonathan Daniel Estep
Jonathan Daniel Estep
LUDOWICI — An 18-year-old Long County High School student was expelled last Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot several other students last month.
According to Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Jonathan Daniel Estep went before a disciplinary tribunal hearing Nov. 18, and was expelled from the Long County School System.
Estep was arrested by the Long County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 29, and charged with making terroristic threats after he sent text messages threatening to shoot students at school Oct. 24. After he was interviewed by the LCSD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Estep reportedly admitted to making the threats.
Waters said that in this case, there was no determination of guilt since Estep already had confessed to the crime, and the tribunal only decided the former student’s standing in the school system.
Estep, a senior at Long County High School, was a cheerleader and the class president. He was released on a $10,000 bond on Oct. 29 and is awaiting a hearing on the charges.
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