RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigated a threat towards Westwood High School and determined it not credible on Friday.
Initially, RCSD was investigating a Snapchat message that allegedly involved a boy with a gun threatening to cause harm during a school assembly scheduled for Friday, according to school administrators. That assembly was canceled as a precautionary measure, officials said.
Officials later determined that the threat was not credible. They say a child with intellectual disabilities overheard a conversation and misunderstood what was being said. There was no intent to do harm in the post.
This message was sent to parents on Friday morning from school administrators:
No charges will be filed in this case, according to RCSD.