Teen arrested after shot fired at Socastee High School
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:18:34 GMT —
SOCASTEE, S.C. (WPDE, AP) -- Parents are worried after a shot was fired at a South Carolina high school and suspicious devices were found.
Horry County Police Sgt. Robert Kegler told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach a freshmen went to the police officer at Socastee High School on Tuesday and showed him a gun. The officer and the teen scuffled and the gun went off. Kegler says the officer was not struck but was treated and released from a hospital for injuries.
The teen was taken into custody. His name was not released because of his age.
Officers found several suspicious devices in the school and more in the boy's home. Police did not say what the devices were.
One parent, Mike Carnucci, told the Morning News of Florence he didn't think this kind of problem would occur at Socastee.
Metal detectors were to be used at the school Wednesday.
School will start on a one hour delay because of the amount of time that will be needed for students to get into the school and through the heightened security.
Horry County schools have set up metal detectors at the entrance to the school, and each student will be searched before entering the building.
(WPDE contributed to this report.)