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GBI holds bomb training in Forsyth County
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NORTH FORSYTH — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s bomb disposal unit held a bomb threat management training session Thursday in Forsyth County.

The event, for which Forsyth’s emergency management agency was the host, drew about 75 school officials and representatives of public safety agencies from across the state.

All Forsyth County and city of Cumming public safety agencies reportedly participated in the training, which was designed to help plan for and respond to a bomb threat.

According to a news release from the county’s government, the GBI and Georgia Emergency Management Agency formed a partnership five years ago to train public officials to handle bomb threats.

In a statement, GBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Clayton said the training provides a better understanding of how a community can come together to form a bomb threat response plan.

“This has made a significant impact on the way we handle bomb threats in Georgia,” he said.

Chris Grimes, deputy director of the local emergency management agency, said officials “were proud to host such important training here in our community.”