Rome City Schools

At 1:15 p.m. Rome City Schools released a statement that a 14-year-old male had been charged with making terroristic threats on Thursday as a result of the investigation conducted. Due to the student being a juvenile, no further information will be released on this case. During the investigation, another student reported about a threat made against Rome High School on Snapchat about an incident that was to occur today. Rome police were already on site, and members of the Criminal Investigation Division began efforts to identify the person who made the second post. As a result, a warrant has been obtained against 18 year-old Joseph Q. Kinnebrew, a student at Rome High, on charges of felony terroristic threats.


Rome City Schools released the following statement regarding a potential threat to the Rome High and Middle School campus on their Facebook account as of 7:55 a.m.:

"Rome City Schools has received a potential threat to our Rome High and Middle School campus. We take all threats seriously, and for this reason we have contacted the authorities and they are on campus. School administrators and teachers have been instructed to remain on high alert.

Schools are still in session and operations will follow the normal schedule. However, Rome City Schools will remain proactive in protecting our faculty, staff, and students. Safety and security are our number one priority and we will continue to assess all safety and security concerns."