Third Horry County student charged this week following school threat

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 19, 2012 

A third Horry County student was charged by police in connection with threats made this week at area schools, according to authorities.

A 15-year-old Carolina Forest High School student was charged with disturbing school on Monday after he made a threat on Friday while on a school bus, according to an Horry County police report. Carolina Forest High School officials called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday to report the student was at the school.

Officials said about 7:15 a.m. Friday, a bus driver told authorities the student got on a Black Water Middle School bus and told the riders that he would kill everyone if they did not respect the bus driver, according to the report. The driver said she reported the incident to her supervisors.

The student admitted to authorities he said to the kids on the bus they should be good to the driver or he was “gonna kill you,” according to the report. The student was charged and later released to his mother, after she confirmed there are no guns in their home.

The student was suspended pending a school investigation and hearing, according to the report. The case will be handled by Family Court because the student is a juvenile, whose identity was not released.

On Tuesday, another 15-year-old was charged with conveying false information regarding attempted use of a destructive device following a bomb threat at Myrtle Beach High School, Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes said.

The threat Tuesday was found in the boys’ bathroom at Myrtle Beach High School, threatening the high school as well as Myrtle Beach Middle and Intermediate Schools, Knipes said.

It was the third bomb threat this week at an Horry County School.

Separate bomb threats written on bathroom walls caused officials to evacuate Myrtle Beach High and North Myrtle Beach High School Monday.

A 16-year-old student was arrested Monday for the threat at North Myrtle Beach High.

No device was found in any of the three incidents.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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