Minor arrested in Hartsville High Threat

November 13, 2013 

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Wednesday morning a Hartsville High School student was arrested for writing a threatening message on school property Monday.

The student arrested was a male minor according to a Darlington County Schools release, and was removed from school and charged with “disturbing school.” He will face a school district disciplinary hearing in addition to anything he may face on the law enforcement side in family court.

The threat, which district public information officer Audrey Childers categorized as non-specific and not geared toward a particular individual, was discovered Monday evening after students had left campus.

The school notified Hartsville Police, who investigated the threat.

“They indicated that they felt like it was safe for students to return the next day,” Childers said. “They were gracious enough to provide us with an extra police presence to ensure there were no problems and to also help reassure all of us so that we could see that everyone was safe.”

Hartsville High parents were notified on Tuesday morning after 10 a.m. that there had been a threat and that there would be an increased law enforcement presence at the school.

Hartsville Police Department made the arrest Wednesday morning.

Classes were not disrupted due to the threat.

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