GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Georgetown County investigators are trying to determine whether a juvenile shown posing with an Airsoft gun in social media posts is the person behind threats directed at Waccamaw High School.

Sheriff Carter Weaver’s Office said Thursday morning that investigators have searched a home in Murrells Inlet where the juvenile lives with a legal guardian and seized cellphones, laptops, and several Airsoft rifles. No firearms were found.

“The juvenile denied any involvement in making threats, and asserted that the actual perpetrators used an old photo of him posing with an Airsoft gun,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said its investigators are analyzing the items taken from the home in an effort to prove or disprove the juvenile’s claim that he did not post the threats.

The juvenile is a student at the school but will not be attending classes until the situation is resolved, the sheriff’s office said.

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Caleb is a digital producer at News13. Caleb joined the team in January 2023 after graduating from Liberty University. He is from Northern Virginia. Follow Caleb on X, formerly Twitter, and read more of his work here.

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