Separate bomb threats at two Horry County schools, one arrested

troot@thesunnews.com or akelley@thesunnews.comDecember 17, 2012 

Separate bomb threats evacuated two Myrtle Beach area high schools Monday and resulted in one arrest.

About 9:45 a.m. a threat was found written on a bathroom wall at Myrtle Beach High School. Both Myrtle Beach and Horry County authorities responded.

Officials are going through their normal procedures of searching the school, said Edward Boyd, chief accountability and information officer with Horry County Schools.

Students were evacuated to the Myrtle Beach Middle School while the high school was secured and searched by the Horry County police K9 unit, said Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes.

About noon, Horry County police responded to North Myrtle Beach High School for a bomb threat, said Sgt. Robert Kegler. The threat there was also on a bathroom wall.

A 16-year-old student was arrested for the threat at North Myrtle Beach High School. Because the boy is a juvenile, his name will not be released. Police plan to charge him with conveying false information regarding the use of a destructive device.

No device was found at either school no arrests were made in the threat at Myrtle Beach High School.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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