A teen was arrested after deputies say he threatened a mass shooting at a Lexington County high school, according to a statement from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Robert Hunter Jacob Woods, an 18-year-old Pelion High School senior, was arrested Tuesday night, according to the statement.
Woods told deputies he created social media accounts to threaten the school, according to the statement. A concerned student first saw the threats and tipped off authorities at the Lexington One School District, according to a statement from the district.
The school notified the sheriff’s department, learning that another student also reported the social media messages, according to the district.
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“After we spoke with the student, we worked with Lexington One security officials to conduct a thorough investigation and eventually identified Woods as the user behind the account posting the threats,” Sheriff Jay Koon said in the statement.
Woods was charged with making threats of a mass shooting, according to the sheriff’s department. He was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.