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A Georgia mother was jailed after police say she made threats to her son’s bullies over social media.
Cirea Oliver, 29, was ordered held without bail Thursday for making terroristic threats after uploading a video to Facebook in which Oliver allegedly vowed to shoot students she believed were bullying her son.
“I’m going to tell you right now, I’m putting a bullet through all y’all [expletive] heads. I put that on my [expletive] kids,” Oliver allegedly said, according to WSB-TV.
Gainesville police arrested Oliver at Gainesville Middle School the same day, after receiving a tip about the video, according to an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com.
“It wasn’t too long after that that our officers were informed of this video that went live, where she does make threats,” Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van told The Gainesville Times.
Oliver, who lives in Gillsville, had an outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault in a neighboring county, according to Van, who described the video as the mother “insinuating that she was going to shoot multiple people at the school.”
In the 40-minute video, which appears to have been scrubbed from Facebook, Oliver also allegedly blames fellow parents and middle school teachers.
“Ain’t nobody calming down. These kids. It’s a lack of parenting and it’s a lack of [expletive] teachers giving a [expletive] about these kids,” Oliver allegedly said, according to WSB-TV.
Gainesville City Schools’ Superintendent Jeremy Williams defended the district’s measures to prevent bullying.
“Our focus is ensuring supports are available to students if needed,” Williams told The Gainesville Times. “We encourage our students and staff to inform appropriate personnel when the potential for services arise.”
Already, some parents met on Tuesday night to try to cool tensions.
“There was a lot of distress in the room coming from these parents who feel that they have been not supported by the school system around issues relating to the bullying of their children,” the Rev. Rose Johnson Mackey, executive director of civil rights group Gainesville’s Newtown Florist Club, told the publication.
Johnson added that parents recently launched Parents Rebuilding the Village to help them fend off bullying.
“The incident involving Cirea — or her call for help, as how they see it — is the thing that galvanized these parents to realize that there is so much more that they must do," she said.
Oliver had a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday, according to the Gainesville Times.
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