Horry County police charge 2 Forestbrook Middle School students in connection with school threat

Grand Strand Crime

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police charged two juveniles Thursday night in connection with a school threat, according to the department.

Two Forestbrook Middle School students were charged in connection with the threat, according to police. The threat involved a photo of a student with a handgun and captions referencing a shooting.

Horry County Schools sent out a message to parents and staff earlier Thursday saying it was aware of a TikTok challenge for people to call in school threats Friday across the country.

The department said threats are taken seriously and urged parents to talk to their kids about being responsible with social media.

Police said there will be an increased presence across the area Friday.

No other information was immediately available.

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