Middle school student charged with making threats against others

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 10:41 AM EST
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - A Lexington middle-schooler has been charged for making threats against other students at his school.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department says the Pleasant Hill Middle School student, whose name will not be released due to his age, made a statement on Tuesday about killing two other students and “shooting up the school”.

“There was some interaction between the student who was charged and the two students he directly threatened earlier in the day,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The student later conveyed some thoughts about harming himself and those two students reported that to administrators.”

Deputies believe the threat to have been made out of frustration. Investigators determined the student had no access to weapons at his home.

The student was released to the custody of his mother after being charged. He will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date, according to deputies.

“No matter what led up to the threat, the student still threatened to take the life of or inflict injury on someone,” Koon said. “We have to continue to investigate such threats and take them seriously.”

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