GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says it has charged three students in connection to a firearm being brought to Georgetown High School.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, one of the students was being interviewed in the principal’s office in connection to a report of threats being made on a school bus. During a pat-down, investigators discovered the student had a loaded pistol in his possession.
According to the Sheriff’s Office at a bus stop, one student stated he was going to bring a gun to school and another juvenile stating he was going to “light everyone up.”
Two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old have been charged in the case, according to the Sheriff’s Office. One of the 17-year-olds has been charged with possession of a firearm at school and school threats. The other 17-year-old is charged with school threats and breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature. The 15-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm at school.
Both 17-year-olds have been transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, the 15-year-old has been released to his parents.
The Sheriff’s Office says all the students are safe and secure and that no additional threats have been identified. The investigation is ongoing and charges against the student are pending.