MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Mount Pleasant had an increased presence at all schools on Monday following a threatening message posted to social media. The Mount Pleasant Police Department announced they will continue the extra presence on campuses while the threat is under investigation.
According to Inspector Chris Rosier with the Mount Pleasant Police Department, officers received calls from in-state and out of state in reference to a threatening social media post about Wando High School.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department and federal officials are actively working on the case, according to Inspector Rosier.
“We have increased our officer presence at Wando High School and all schools in Mount Pleasant to ensure the safety of the students and staff,” he said in an email early Monday. “We will continue to work this case throughout the day and keep our community updated.”
Officer Rosier with the Mount Pleasant Police Department released a statement in the late afternoon on Monday that investigators do not believe the post originated in the state of South Carolina.
“The Mount Pleasant Police Department takes this threat and all threats towards our schools very serious and the safety of the students and the staff is our top priority,” said Rosier.