From Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis - 8/29/16
The Clay County Dispatch Center received an anonymous call from a cell phone Saturday night at approximately 10:00 PM. The caller advised that a friend was threatening to burn his house down with everyone in it and then shoot up the school. Clay County dispatchers and investigators were able to determine that a Hayesville student that lives in Cherokee County had unsuccessfully tried to solicit two other students at the school to help him.
One of these students turned him in. Clay County investigators worked around the clock with the assistance of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Clay County Superintendent of schools to track down the student that made the threats. He was interviewed and taken into custody. To our knowledge the student had no access to any firearms.
Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis said, "Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our school and I want to commend our dispatchers and investigators for their diligent work in averting what could have been a terrible incident."