MACON, Ga. — UPDATE, 10 a.m.

In a press release, the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says it was reported a man called the Bibb County Board of Education Police, saying he was going to shoot students at the school. There were no students at the school at the time, as school was closed for summer break.

The release says Bibb deputies along with U.S. Marshals from the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrived on scene and cleared the school. Staff members at the school were also cleared. 

The office says "no one was found on the school property that was not supposed to be there."

Anyone with information on who called in the threat can contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Original Story, 9:44 a.m.

Bibb deputies were called out the Georgia Academy for the Blind on Vineville Avenue in Macon Tuesday morning for an alleged school shooter threat.

Sergeant Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says just before 8:30 a.m. they received a phone call about a possible person on campus with a gun.

Williams says they responded in full force and proceeded to clear all the buildings, searching to make sure there was not a shooter on campus. They did not find one.

No students were inside because school is out for the summer, but a few staff members were.

Williams says the next step is figuring out who made the phone call.

This is a developing story, stick with 13WMAZ for updates.


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