Update on school threat

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – As the incident of the school threat continues in Gilmer, FetchYourNews (FYN) sat down with Gilmer County Charter School System Superintendent Dr. Shanna Wilkes to discuss the incident.

Wilkes told FYN the school system would not be identifying any of the students or current details about the case. However, Wilkes did take time to share with FYN the incident basically occurred when a student, student one, took a photo of himself with what appears to be a gun. Student one then shared the photo with a peer, student two, who shared it with another peer, student three.

Wilkes tells FYN this student, student three, was the one who added text to the photo representing a possible threat and shared it through social media with others. While administration assumes the photo was originally taken prior to this school year, it was not shared until this weekend.

Additionally, student one, who took the photo without any text, was not arrested or disciplined and is currently still in class. As student three admitted to adding the text and sending it to multiple individuals, he faces school-level disciplinary action as well as charges filed against him by law enforcement.

Wilkes has previously stated that the school treats all threats seriously and continues to assert the importance of student safety to school and system administration.

Follow more on this story as FYN continues to update you and by reading our previous article, “Threat resolved at Gilmer High School.”

 

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Threat resolved at Gilmer High School

Gilmer High School, News

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Rumors continue circulating this morning about messages students have been receiving on SnapChat. Allegedly, a child has threatened the school and others inside it.

According to Gilmer County Charter School System Administration, the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office became involved during the night and have identified the suspect. As administration has continued working with the sheriff, they stated on social media, “The safety of our students and staff is always our main priority. All appropriate action will be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

Today, administration stated progress had been made and the Sheriff’s Office had made an arrest in the case stating, “At this time, there is no credible risk to students and staff of Gilmer High School.”

However, claiming laws for student confidentiality, administration is declining to comment further on the student involved or more information on the incident.

In light of the continued rumors about the credibility of the threat, administration did offer this: “It is imperative for students and everyone to know that credible or not, threats of this type against our schools cannot be tolerated or accepted.”

Repeated comments from citizens and students claim the threat came as a picture on SnapChat of a student holding a gun and saying not to come to school Monday.

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We’re Blind To What’s Coming

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We’re Blind to What’s Coming

Let’s see if we can figure this one out. ISIS claims 64 year old Stephen Paddock, the mass murderer in Las Vegas, was a convert to Islam fulfilling their call to conduct lone-wolf attacks in the West. Almost Immediately the FBI tells us there’s absolutely no such connection; and this conclusion from an agency that is still trying to pin Trumps November election victory to Russian collusion.

The shooter may, or may not, be a convert to Islam but I’ll bet he was really a deranged Democrat who voted for Bernie Sanders. His daddy, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was a psycho bank robber, prison escapee and once on the FBI’s ten most wanted list.

The Islamic State, of course, immediately claimed credit for the mass shooting in Vegas that greeted us early this Monday morning. ISIS also claimed the attacker had converted to Islam only a few months ago. Quoting the ISIS propaganda source, Amaq, they said: “The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition.”  Maybe? They’ll claim about anything but…?

Following the same sources, we now learn that ISIS is stepping up their game, possibly to be in synch with planned riots and confrontations planned by the deranged anarchists, “antifa, Black Lives Matter, New Black Panther Party,” et.al., demanding that Donald Trump be removed from his office. They want Trump gone and civil conflict, they believe, is their vehicle to do it. Throw in the Jihadists threat, like ISIS, the lone wolf attacks and the screaming propaganda drowning out voices of common sense, and the way to war may soon be on us. It will not be nice.

Paddock may, or may not, have been ordered by ISIS to do this wicked deed. But, we do know that ISIS is calling for more lone wolf attacks, in Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, home of the first Colonial American attack against Great Britain. Islam likes anniversaries and use them as excuses to pillage and murder and, make their statement.

ISIS spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir is reported urging lone wolf attacks in America, Russia and Europe. Al Hassan said: ‘Know that our war with our enemy is an all out war and the interests of the enemy can be easily targeted,’  Make sure they are preoccupied with their own safety, thus diverting their attention away from your Caliphate.’  Should we take him at his word? Probably!  If we are to protect ourselves we must know our enemy even when our leaders insist that Islam is a religion of peace and that we are all haters, racists and Islamaphobes if we don’t accept them as is, Shariah law and all. Not on my watch!

The tawdry NFL issues spawned by Colin Kaepernick two years ago over due respect to our flag and National Anthem, the assault against Confederate statues and battle flags, and the massive destruction to Puerto Rico by hurricanes Irma and Maria, not forgetting Harvey, is taking our attention away from the enemy at the gates. Jihadists are here and more are coming.

We will soon be overrun by twelve hundred years of inbreds from the middle-east whose only hope for racial salvation is through re-creation with non tainted women of the West. It cannot be done without submitting—to Islam.

We’ve been warned. There is a threat to Trump that if he doesn’t step down from office, “all hell will break loose.” Can we believe that? Yes, if the dementia displayed by the Progressives and their acolytes against Donald Trump are any guide to go by, we had better be prepared.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way, Now, go get ‘em! (02Oct17)

The Readjustment Will Be Painful

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The Readjustment Will Be Painful

We’re in for a rough ride in the next few years readjusting ourselves, as a democratic country,
from our experiment with Socialism to a return to the representative government our
Constitution demands. Competing forces are tearing us apart. Thank a Democrat.

The war cycles are converging; the economic cycles are converging and the demise of the long
established welfare state, gifted to us by decades of Democrat control of tax payer dollars, is
facing its own end of cycle. President Trump is doing what he promised he would do and it’s
painful to the “Establishment.”

When I say welfare cycle, I especially include the billions of tax payer dollars gifted to the NFL in
tax breaks over the years based on the demonstrably false pretext that new stadiums in major
cities would be economically healthy for those communities. The money making NFL is taking a
soon to be unbearable financial hit against their incomes. Supporting politically correct stands
for team “unity,” by mostly over paid, nearly illiterate black players refusing to pay due respect to
to America’s traditions, also on false pretexts, has rilled the middle Americans that have
supported them. I think the NFL has miscalculated their business model.

What we have here is one race, blacks, finding an opening through which they can attempt to
dominate America’s other races, on the pretext they are still the victims of what slavery from
over two hundred years ago, is still doing to them. The black dominance in the NFL and NBA
have made them believe they can in fact, achieve political dominance as well, or, so that’s what
the race grifters have told them. Being overpaid, highly praised athletes, has convinced them to
push anti-Americanism into the face of their fans. The envelope of their personal incompetence
that justifies their massive salaries, is exposed. Tell that to a combat infantryman in Iraq.

What about slavery? Talented young black players annually come to the NFL’s auction block in
bids for their skills. Like the gladiators of Roman times, once bought, they are expected to suit
up, enter the arena and demonstrate their talents, and they get paid big money for it. Roman
gladiators, if they didn’t get killed outright, didn’t do too bad either, in their day.

Did you know the NFL League owners voted to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas? Did
you know the Las Vegas citizenry said “No Thanks” to building them a shiny new stadium? Did
you know that this very Sunday, (01Oct17), the black team members of the NFL’s Oakland
Raider’s, punishing their white quarterback for refusing to “take the knee” with them, allowed
him to be sacked multiple times, hiked the ball out of cadence breaking up the plays, and that
receivers dropped his passes multiple times that, in effect, threw the game?

After Sunday’s mass murder in Las Vegas, does the NFL really believe they can get the tax
payer money needed to build a stadium? I don’t reckon that will work, do you? In fact, I think
that if anyone has investments in anything associated with the NFL or NBA, might start
reconsidering their investment portfolio before the awful cycle of collapse hits them as well.

The Indianapolis Colts have doubled down on supporting team ‘unity’ and will continue the
practice of “taking a knee.” Colts team owner Jim Irsay, publicly said: “Our players are hurting,
our people are hurting, our neighborhoods are hurting, and kneeling was a direct response to
that.” The logical question is: Hurting from what? Things are changing and rapidly. The status
quo no longer applies so get ready.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (04Oct17)

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Habersham County, GA

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Arrest Made in River Hill Shooting

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CHERRY LOG, GA – According to recent information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation  (GBI), an arrest has been made in relation to the shooting death of Charles Patrick Thurman, 26, of Ellijay.

Brenton Thaddeus Pastuzka, 27, of Ellijay, was arrested earlier today, July 26, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The GBI has stated the charges are a direct result of the investigation of the death, but the investigation is still continuing onward.

The GBI’s full news release states:

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 at approximately 4:00 AM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. At approximately 3:30 AM, a 911 call for assistance in reference to a shooting was received by the Gilmer County 911 Center. Deputies responded to a location near River Hill Rd. where they found Charles Patrick Thurman, 26, of Ellijay, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The person responsible for shooting Thurman has been identified. The shooting appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

On Wednesday, July, 26, 2017, Brenton Pastuszka, 27, of Ellijay, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. These charges were taken as a result of the investigation into the shooting death of Charles Patrick Thurman. Pastuszka was the other person involved in the domestic dispute which resulted in Thurman’s death. The investigation is still ongoing. Upon the completion of the investigation it will be submitted to the District Attorney for review and prosecution.

Check out FYN’s previous information on the Shooting Death in “Alleged Murder in Gilmer County” and “GBI Issues Statement on Shooting Death.”

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Fatal Shooting in Gilmer County Involves GBI

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ELLIJAY, GA – Saturday evening, July 8, around 5:30 pm, the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a home invasion in which the invader was shot.

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

According to Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, deputies responded to the 911 call from Douglas Pritchett, 43, claiming his home was being invaded and he had shot the invader.

Several detectives began investigating. Shortly after arrival, though, the Sheriff’s Office contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to aid in the investigation. Sheriff Nicholson told FYN this is not an uncommon occurrence when dealing with certain situations including deaths that may be considered “off” in some way and involve acts of violence.

“Sometimes we contact them for the added manpower that they can bring, sometimes we contact them for the special units they can bring.” said Sheriff Nicholson. With GBI involved, joint work has begun to continue the investigation as the situation develops.

According to the Sheriff, there is reason to believe that Richard Danly, 53, the alleged invader and shooting victim, and Pritchett knew each other and Danly may have actually resided at the location. Danly was declared dead at the scene.

FYN also contacted the GBI for more information. Due to the ongoing investigation, certain details are not allowed to be released at this time. However, Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams of Region Eight of the GBI did offer the follow release.

On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. At approximately 5:37 PM, a 911 call for assistance in reference to a shooting was made by a resident of 158 River Lodge Drive Ellijay, Georgia. Deputies responded to the scene where they found Richard Thomas Danley, 53, of Ellijay, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Douglas Edwin Pritchett, 43, of Ellijay, was identified as the shooter. Pritchett was ultimately arrested on one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault. The autopsy for Danley is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017. This investigation is ongoing.

As stated in their release, Pritchett is facing charges on Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault. Officials do have both the weapon and Pritchett in custody.

 

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Gilmer Schools Responds to Rumored Threats

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With parents questioning notions of a pending threat to Gilmer High School, Superintendent Dr. Shanna Wilkes offer the following press release in response:

Rumors are spreading regarding two separate threats to the Gilmer County School system. The first was a potential shooting threat at Gilmer High School that was reported last evening. The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case and there is no further credible threat to Gilmer High School. The second is a bomb threat that is currently under investigation by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office. Although initial reports indicate that the threat is not credible, the safety of our students and staff is always our main priority. All appropriate action will be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff and we are operating under a normal school schedule.

We appreciate the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department for their investigation. It is imperative for students and everyone to know that credible or not, threats of this type against our schools cannot be tolerated or accepted. Unfortunately, these types of incidents do occur on occasion; but, we will always report and investigate each and every incident. I am sure many of you have received bits and pieces of information and I appreciate each of you having faith in our District to fully investigate and know that the safety of your child is our only concern. We will always notify you of such incidents as soon as we have all the facts and credible information to share.

Gilmer Schools are continuing through their day today as normal without early release. FYN will continue to follow this story should any further information become available.

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