RCSD: Social media threat towards Westwood High School not credible

RCSD: Social media threat towards Westwood High School not credible

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:

The assembly scheduled for today has been canceled while school administrators and the School Resource Officer investigate a threat posted on Snapchat. They are in the process of identifying the person who posted on snapchat. Two students who have been sharing the post are meeting with the School Resource Officer. The message said that a boy with a gun had threatened to cause harm during the assembly.
Westwood High School administration
This is a follow up to the message you received earlier about a threat posted on a snapchat. After investigation by our School Resource Officer and school administrators, the threat does not appear to be credible. There is no evidence of an immediate safety concern on our campus. We are continuing our day as usual. The assembly is rescheduled for next week.
Westwood High School administration

No charges will be filed in this case, according to RCSD.

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