Two Horry County teens charged in attempted sexual assault on school bus

February 8, 2013 

— A Green Sea Floyds High School student has been removed the basketball team after his arrest on a sexual assault charge in connection with an attempted sexual assault that occurred on an Horry County school activity bus in Marion County last month, according to authorities.

Shaquawan Franklin McGill, 17, of Loris is charged with third-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He was booked into the Marion County Detention Center on Wednesday, according to jail records.

McGill was released on $40,000 bail with the condition that he be monitored by GPS.

A juvenile boy, who is not being charged as an adult, also faces the same charge stemming from the incident, which was reported Jan. 22 to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. The juvenile’s case has been turned over to the state Department of Juvenile Justice.

Deputies were contacted Jan. 22 about an assault that occurred on an Horry County school activity bus while it was traveling through Marion County, according to the release.

The charges stemmed from a police investigation where officers said McGill pulled down his pants, but did not expose himself and then tried to put his hands down the pants of a 15-year-old girl, according to the release.

The girl screamed, so the juvenile, who also is charged in the case, covered her mouth with his hand.

McGill was a member of the Green Sea Floyds High School football team in the fall and was recently a member of the basketball team, said Teal Harding, Horry County Schools spokeswoman. As a result of a disciplinary hearing, McGill is no longer a member of the basketball team.

An incident report was filed with school officials on Jan. 15 and an investigation began then, Harding said.

Harding said a disciplinary hearing was held, but she could not provide information regarding the outcome of that hearing or any other actions that may have been taken because of privacy issues.

McGill is still enrolled in the Horry County School District, Hardin said.

It was unclear why the students were on a school activity bus traveling through Marion County, but according to the Green Sea Floyds High School basketball schedule the boys and girls varsity teams played Johnsonville on Jan. 15.

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