HMS Update

Posted by Butts County School System on 11/3/2021

BCSS Families, 

We want to provide you with an update on the matter related to the threatening social media post directed at Henderson Middle School. School has continued to operate without incident throughout the day at HMS. Our teachers and students have made every effort to remain focused on teaching and learning. The ongoing investigation has not uncovered a credible threat to the safety of our school. However, we will continue to take all necessary precautions as we move forward with school activities. 

Plans are in place to support a more structured dismissal today with additional staff and law enforcement present on campus. Scheduled after-school activities will take place this afternoon with the support of administration and school resource officers. 

School will be in session tomorrow and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of students and staff. 

Efforts to identify the author of the social media post are ongoing. We are continuing to pursue leads provided by witnesses to the original post. Additionally, law enforcement officials are pursuing any digital evidence that might lead us to the individual responsible for the post. Again, school leaders are working closely with law enforcement to bring this investigation to a close as soon as possible. Please be assured that we are using every resource available to ensure our safety and to hold those responsible accountable. Thus far, we have not discovered any credible evidence of a continued threat to the safety of HMS students or staff. 

Again, we will provide you with updates as information becomes available. Please be assured that our top priorities are to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Unfortunately, incidents such as this are occuring far too often in schools across the country. These incidents are alarming and cause a great deal of stress for everyone. It is important for all of us to continue working in collaboration with one another to ensure that our schools can continue to operate safely, despite efforts such as this to disrupt our learning environments. 


Dr. Todd Simpson
Butts County Schools