DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A student has been charged after authorities say he threatened to “shoot up the 7th and 8th grades” at a Dorchester District 2 school.
Dorchester County School Resource Officers and district staff acted on a tip that was received Friday morning and detained a juvenile at River Oaks Middle School.
“The student was removed from his first period class by DCSO and DD2 staff,” said officials with the sheriff’s office. “The juvenile was not armed and there was no immediate threat to the school.”
According to an incident report from the sheriff’s office, an identified individual reported that a student approached him during courtyard on Thursday and stated that he would bring a gun to the school and shoot all the seventh and eighth graders.
In a letter shared with parents on Friday morning, school administrators said the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Dorchester School District Two security team safely resolved a threat that was made against River Oaks Middle School.
The student has been charged for making threats towards students.
Officials with the sheriff’s office said the student’s parents responded to the school and the juvenile was released to them. School officials say the student is being recommended for expulsion.
“There was no weapon, and there was no immediate threat posed to the school. We appreciate law enforcement’s swift response,” said school leaders.