Letter from Dr. Simpson

Posted by Butts County School System on 4/15/2021

BCSS Families,


I am writing to inform you of an incident that occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Henderson Middle School. At approximately 1:45 PM, public safety officials received a call indicating that a person was on the campus of Henderson Middle School with a weapon. 

Once school officials were notified, administrators implemented emergency lockdown procedures and law enforcement worked with school officials to complete a thorough sweep of the campus. Due to the close proximity of the campuses, administrators at Jackson High School also implemented emergency lockdown procedures.

It was determined that the call was placed using a cell phone from inside the school; however, no evidence has presented itself that would indicate the call presented credible or accurate information. Our local law enforcement agencies and our school officials will continue to investigate this matter in order to determine the appropriate next steps. 

We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of the Butts County law enforcement officials who responded to support the students and staff at Henderson Middle School. We also appreciate your continued support of our students and staff. 

We understand that reports of this nature are upsetting to our schools and our community. We will have staff available on campus tomorrow to support the emotional well-being of students and employees. The health and safety of students and staff is of the utmost concern and remains the top priority of the Butts County School System. 


Dr. Todd Simpson
Butts County Schools