Gilbert High School student charged after threatening to shoot classmates, family members


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    LEXINGTON, S.C. (WACH)-- A freshman at Gilbert High School has been charged after threatening to shoot some of his classmates and their family members.

    The teen was arrested Tuesday evening at his home and was charged with disturbing schools, harassment and breach of peace.

    “Gilbert High administrators notified our school resource officer about the threats Tuesday afternoon after three students related details of what the suspect had said and posted to social media,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

    “These threats are always taken seriously and this is an example of how a strong relationship between administration and the SRO creates a level of safety and protection on a campus.”

    Because he is under the age of 17 his identity will not be released however his is being held at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

    Koon said the investigation into the threats is ongoing. The teen will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date.

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