Glynn County Schools police have identified the 16-year-old juvenile who scrawled a threat of violence on a bathroom stall.
"The juvenile's guardian was notified and came to the school to take custody of the young man," a release from the Glynn County School system said.
Officers said he was released to his guardian because he had "no immediate means to carry out the threat."
The student has been removed from campus and suspended from school, pending an administrative tribunal, the statement said.
Schools police will likely charge the boy with multiple offenses in Glynn County Juvenile Court, according to the statement.
"While this appears to have been a prank and not an actual threat, the action of writing on a bathroom stall that someone would 'shoot up the school' on Feb. 17, is an extremely serious matter, causing a severe disruption and multiple absences from the school today," the statement said.
“We will continue to investigate this matter further to determine if additional facts or witnesses come forward,” schools police chief Rod Ellis said in the statement.
Ellis asked anyone with more information about this incident to contact school resource officers Terrence Tanner, Kirt Rothe or Lt. Mark Hopper by calling 912-267-4100 EXT 7111.