Teen arrested for social media threats against West-Oak HS students


(WSPA)— A Pendleton High School student made a social media threat against the students at West-Oak High School, deputies say.

The juvenile male student was arrested Monday and will be charged in Anderson County with unlawful communication, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say he was remanded to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The Public Information Officer with School District of Oconee County says it was a unsubstantiated threat.

Based on conversation with law enforcement, school officials say they did not feel there was any danger whatsoever to any student in the school district, according to a statement.

In a release by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff says “As a precaution, extra deputies at all of our Westminster area schools. In cooperation with law enforcement outside of the county, the student is currently being interviewed and an investigation in underway.”

“We do not believe there is any danger to students in Oconee County at this time. We will update as more information becomes available” the sheriff continues.

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