Sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof given $5,000 bond, not allowed to return to SC school

Morgan Roof's mugshot from the Richland County Detention Center. (Source: Richland County)
Morgan Roof's mugshot from the Richland County Detention Center. (Source: Richland County)
Deputies say Morgan Roof also made a social media post on Snapchat that caused alarm to the student body. (Source:WISTV)
Deputies say Morgan Roof also made a social media post on Snapchat that caused alarm to the student body. (Source:WISTV)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The younger sister of Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof was given a $5,000 bond on Wednesday after she was arrested for bringing weapons and drugs onto the campus of A.C. Flora High School.

Morgan Roof, 18, is charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds. One of the conditions of her bond that was set by a judge Wednesday night is that she is not allowed to return to the location of the incident - A.C. Flora High School.

Deputies say on Wednesday, the School Resource Officer at A.C. Flora was contacted by the school administrator about Roof having marijuana, pepper spray, and a knife on school grounds. Roof had also made a social media post on Snapchat that deputies say caused alarm to the student body.

No students were harmed and Roof was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

RCSD says the school administration staff acted appropriately by calling the SRO to arrest Roof for violating school policy.

A.C. Flora's principal, Susan Childs, posted the following letter to parents and students on the school's Twitter page Wednesday in an effort to explain the incidents that happened at the school and also to clear up some rumors that were going around:

Dear Flora Family,

Gov. Henry McMaster also released a statement Wednesday night about the incidents at A.C. Flora:

"Potential tragedy was avoided at AC Flora High School. In two separate incidents, students and educators reacted quickly to reports of suspicious activity and behavior to their Richland County Sheriff's Department school resource officer. We owe a debt of gratitude to all involved who acted so quickly and decisively.

Roof shot and killed nine African-American parishioners at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in a racially-motivated shooting on June 2015. His actions spurred the General Assembly to remove the Confederate flag from the State House.

On Thursday, we attempted to go to the Roof family home, but were stopped by a woman there who offered no comment.

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