#Update | The situation at the Burke County High School has been resolved and the school has been deemed safe.

All students have returned to their classes.

A 16-year-old male was taken into custody and commited to the Youth Development Center in Augusta. He has been charged with Terroristic threats and Disrupting a public school.


BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Richmond County Bomb Squad and the Waynesboro Fire Department are currently investigating a bomb threat called into the Burke County High School.

Thursday morning, at 10:10 a.m. a male caller phoned the high school and claimed that a bomb would detonate within 10 minutes of the call.

The sheriff’s office says they take all threats seriously and all protocols are being followed to insure that all students and faculty are safe.

The ask parents refrain from rushing to the school as this only adds work they’re already doing.

There will be further information forth coming as it is available.