Bond set for man accused of threatening Midlands high school students online
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WACH) -- The man arrested and accused of making several online threats towards students who attend a Midlands high school had his bond set Tuesday morning.
Forty-two-year-old Christopher Glen Raines’ bond was set at $1,087.57 during a court appearance at the Lexington County Detention Center. The bond is the maximum bond Raines can get and the maximum fine.
There are stipulations to his bond as well, which includes Raines purchasing a monitoring device, being seen and screened by a mental health professional, staying 1,000 yards away from where children, which includes parks, schools and daycare facilities, 100 yards away from any Lexington District One school, staying from anyone associated with Lexington District One and staying in jail for up to 30 days.
According to the Lexington Police Department, Raines was arrested on Monday without incident and charged with unlawful communication.
The warrant for unlawful communication comes from a series of threatening posts on Raine's Facebook and Twitter accounts along with numerous videos posted to his YouTube page between August 17 and September 17.
During these postings, Raines made several verbal and written threats of violence against students who attend River Bluff High School.
Rains videotaped himself in his yard with a bow and arrow using explosive arrowheads which are designed to use special ammunition. He also made references to students being put into body bags.
On Sept. 17, he took to Twitter and Facebook and posted "This week's prediction: RBHS students killed this week while committing crimes on private property."
Lexington School District One released a statement saying they fully support the police departments decision to arrest Raines after he repeatedly threatened and harassed River Bluff High School students, staff, board members and district officials on social media, through telephone calls, emails and other means.
In 2016, the district put Raines on a district-wide No Trespass Notice which notified him that he could not be on any Lexington School District One property for any purpose including extracurricular activities and performances.
According to the school district, Raines continued to threaten the district, students and staff .
Dr. Greg Little, Lexington District One superintendent, reiterated, “The district’s number one priority as a school district is the safety and security of every child who walks through our doors. When parents send their children to our schools they entrust those children to our care. We believe Mr. Raines’ conduct over the last year has compromised our students’ safety and well-being.”
Raines is scheduled to make another court appearance on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in Lexington County.