An investigation is underway at a Midlands high school after a bullet was found near the gymnasium Thursday.
Crestwood High School, in Sumter County, has received two threats this week, drawing concern from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
An anonymous note that threatened several teachers and one student was found at the high school Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.
A bullet was found on a door frame leading to school gymnasium in a place where it was certain to be found, the sheriff’s office reported. A janitor later admitted that he found the bullet in the trash Wednesday, placed it on the door, but forgot to notify school officials.
“Although we still do not believe this is a credible threat, we have placed additional officers at the school as a proactive preventative approach,” Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said in a news release.
As soon as the note and bullet were found, school officials immediately called law enforcement.
“Unfortunately, some of the students think this is a joke. We had the same kinds of things happening around the country after the Columbine High School shooting,” Dennis said. “I don’t understand it. Whoever is making these threats will face serious charges once they are identified.”