KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Lugoff-Elgin High School student is accused of posting an online threat to shoot a teacher.
Cameron Mose Oreglia, 18, of Lugoff, is charged with threatening the life of a public official, teacher or principal. He was arrested Tuesday.
According to Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews, a vigilant parent monitoring their child's social media account discovered the message threatening to shoot a teacher Oreglia posted online. Deputies notified administrators at Lugoff-Elgin High School and the KCSO School Resource Officer, and attempts were made to locate Oreglia.
He was later found near his home. Matthews says Oreglia admitted to an investigator that he posted the threat.
"In today's climate where school shootings have become far too common, law enforcement can take no chances when a threat of this type is made," said Matthews. "We cannot take the chance that a threat of this nature is merely a childish prank and we will deal seriously with whoever makes them. This is a felony charge and students everywhere who might entertain the idea of threatening the life of a school official or student will be facing some serious consequences."
Oreglia is awaiting a bond hearing at the Kershaw County Detention Center.