She said the school or larger student body was not threatened but she said she could not provide any specific details on the nature of the threat.
"... That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works", the student said. Perry police say the school did not call them, however.
The school said it was working closely with the Tewksbury Police Department in the investigation.
"As a high school student, I've been told I can't make change or we're too young to do anything", Collins said, "But seeing these young activists has been great to witness".
The student allegedly sent several threatening e-mails to principals and the superintendent.
Brickner said students who want to protest should check their school's absence policies before deciding to participate, but, he added, districts can not punish students beyond what those already established policies lay out.
The school and district must reform their communication policies and ought to ensure that all students and teachers feel safe.
Officials said several students reported the threats to Westview High officials.
The student has been suspended.
"While deputies were speaking with these students, they were alerted of a possible school shooting threat that was made on a Paulding County school bus", Henson said.
"School officials and school resource officers were able to immediately identify the student that posted the threat".
The police department noted "This incident highlights the importance of students to come forward if they are made aware of these types of threats". I appreciate your support of our school, and we will continue to safeguard the positive learning environment that every student deserves.
The school was locked down for around 25 minutes at midday after administrators received a report of a student with a firearm on campus.
Students spent a portion of the morning in their classrooms with teachers urging them to remain calm. I appreciate the shared responsibility that we all have in keeping our students and staff safe.
He said he expects to meet with school administration and other student leaders from groups like the Pro Youth Team, other class officers, National Honor Society as well as other students who are interested in helping to plan future events at the school.