2 teens face charges of threatening to ‘shoot up’ school

CHERAW, S.C. (AP) – Two teens have been accused of making separate threats to shoot up a South Carolina high school.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 15-year-old student at Cheraw High School who was upset about other students picking on him for how he treated his girlfriend.

Deputies say he sent a text message to another student advising him not to attend school next week because he was going to return and “shoot up” the school. Authorities say the suspect admitted sending it, but told investigators he had no plans of carrying through with any violence.

The second student charged was a 14-year-old involved in a bathroom fight. He denies making a verbal threat.
Neither student’s name was released.

Sheriff Jay Brooks said students were never in immediate danger at any time.

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