Police in Gainesville, Georgia arrested a 16-year-old who was allegedly plotting to attack a Black church. (Shutterstock)
A 16-year-old white girl in Georgia is in custody after plotting to attack Bethel AME Church, which has a predominantly Black congregation. Gainesville Police said they arrested the girl on November 15 after Gainesville High School administrators informed resource officers of the plan.
A student at the high school heard the girl speak about the alleged threat and told a school administrator, Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish told reporters, according to CNN. Administrators confirmed the threat following a preliminary investigation and notified Gainesville Police, who placed the teen under arrest.
The girl, who authorities say had been planning the attack for weeks, allegedly targeted the church due to the racial demographic of church members, police said in a statement. Authorities notified the church “to ensure the safety of our community and the…
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