'We need action now' Gov. McMaster says after SC students arrest - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

'We need action now' Gov. McMaster says after SC students arrested for bringing weapons to school

'We need action now' Gov. McMaster says after SC students arrested for bringing weapons to school

Gov. Henry McMaster (Source: Facebook) Gov. Henry McMaster (Source: Facebook)
(WIS) -

Governor Henry McMaster tweeted on Wednesday night about two incidents that took place at AC Flora High School. 

One of those incidents led to the arrest of 18-year-old Morgan Roof ,sister of the Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof.  She 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. 

The other incident involved two other students of A.C. Flora High School who were arrested and charged with weapons on school grounds, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department .

RCSD says the school administration staff acted appropriately by calling the SRO in each situation. 

McMaster says that quick responses to potential tragedies at the school support his calls for armed officers in every school.

RCSD Sheriff Leon Lott says that at no time were any of the students in danger. The sheriff credits the quick actions of the SRO, the school administrative staff and law enforcement for swiftly identifying and charging those involved.

Protecting children at school has become a national focus after 17 people were shot and killed inside a Florida high school in February. WIS is taking a closer look at how local leaders, law enforcement, students and teachers are dealing with the issue of violence at school

Copyright 2018 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:43:53 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:38:10 GMT
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    More >>

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    The Latest: Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:37:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    More >>

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    More >>
  • Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:37:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly