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Lexington police said Christopher Glen Raines, of Lexington, was charged after a series of threatening posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts showed a number of YouTube videos between Aug.17 and Sept. 17.  (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Lexington police said Christopher Glen Raines, of Lexington, was charged after a series of threatening posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts showed a number of YouTube videos between Aug.17 and Sept. 17.  (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) -

A Lexington County man has been arrested and charged with unlawful communication after police said he was threatening high school students in online videos. 

Lexington police said 42-year-old Christopher Glen Raines, of Lexington, known online as AJ Blues, was charged after a series of threatening posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts showed a number of YouTube videos between Aug.17 and Sept. 17. 

The posts showed Raines making verbal and written threats of violence against students who attend River Bluff High School. The threats showed Raines videotaping himself in his yard with a bow and arrow and using explosive arrowheads designed to uses .357 and .38 special ammunition. 

On a post dated Sept. 17, Raines said, "This week’s prediction: RBHS students killed this week while committing crimes on private property,” on both his Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Raines was arrested on Monday afternoon without incident and taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. His bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.

Lexington School District One was made aware of Raines's arrest, and says they have had issues with Raines before, adding him to a "no trespass notice." The statement says: 

The Town of Lexington Police Department notified Lexington County School District One administrators that Christopher Raines was arrested today.

The district fully supports the Lexington Police Department’s action. Over the last year, Raines has repeatedly threatened and harassed River Bluff High School students and staff, board members and district officials on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), through telephone calls, emails and other means.

In fact, the district put Raines on a district-wide No Trespass Notice in September of 2016. The No Trespass Notice notified him that he could not be on any Lexington School District One property for any purpose including extracurricular activities such as athletic events or other student performance after threatening comments made toward students.

Raines, however, continued threatening the district, its students and staff through social media, through personal gestures toward students, etc.

“The district’s number one priority as a school district is the safety and security of every child who walks through our doors," Lexington District One Superintendent Dr. Greg Little said. "When parents send their children to our schools they entrust those children to our care. We believe Mr. Raines’ conduct over the last year has compromised our students’ safety and well-being.”

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