Coastal teen charged with threat on social media

Joshua Christopher Lane of Surfside Beach

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina high school student has been arrested after a threat was found on two social media sites.

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Multiple media outlets reported 18-year-old Joshua Christopher Lane of Surfside Beach has been charged with disturbing schools. Horry County Police Sgt. Robert Kegler says Lane is a student at St. James High School in Murrells Inlet.

Lane was arrested Wednesday after school staff alerted police of a threat on the Internet.

A woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, contacted the school after her son spotted a message that said "You guys thought Columbine was bad...we'll see who's laughing Friday."

Lane has been suspended and will have a school hearing Monday.

Principal Vann Pannell says nothing was found in a search. Police planned to use metal detectors and a dog at the school Friday.

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