Female Juvenile Threatened to ‘Shoot Up’ Local School, School Closed

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A female juvenile is being housed at a local detention center after a threat was made referencing to “shooting up” a local high school.

According to a release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday evening at around 8:00 p.m., a threat toward the Rock Hill schools surfaced on a social media website.

The threat made reference to “shooting up” the school.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office began an immediate investigation, that included reaching out to the website in question to track down where the threat was sent from.

While working this incident, detectives traveled to different homes, where interviews were conducted in an effort to locate who generated the threatening message.

In the early morning hours of Thursday, detectives were provided the location of the IP address of where the message was sent from.

An arrest was just made after 2:00 a.m. Thursday of a female juvenile, who is a student of the Rock Hill Schools.

The juvenile did admit her involvement in the threatening message. She is housed at the Lawrence County Juvenile Center.

“I am proud of the efforts of my staff and my Detectives in working tirelessly to resolve this matter,” states Sheriff Jeff Lawless. “We take all these threats very seriously, and will do our best to arrest anyone who threatens our children and schools.”

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