Another Lexington County student is in trouble with the law after making threats of violence at school.
A Gilbert High School freshman was charged Tuesday with disturbing schools, harassment and breach of peace, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
The student allegedly threatening to shoot some of his classmates and their family members, the sheriff’s department said. He was detained at his home.
Because the student in question is a minor, his identity hasn’t been released. He is being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.
Gilbert administrators told the school resource officer about threats Tuesday after three students related details of what the suspect said and posted to social media.
The teen will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date, according to the sheriff’s department, which continues to investigate the incident.
“This is an example of how a strong relationship between administration and the SRO creates a level of safety and protection on a campus,” Sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release.
Earlier Wednesday, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced a Chapin High School student was also charged with making a threat of violence in a separate incident.
A photo circulated earlier this week showed the words “Shooting up the school tomorrow!” written on a bathroom wall in the high school.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday that a 24-year-old man was charged with making threats to two Orangeburg County high schools.