A 15-year-old Spring Valley High School student has been charged in connection with the Feb. 2 threats made to River Bluff High School and the Lexington Technology Center.
The student, whose name will not be released because he is under age 18, communicated electronically about a bomb being placed in the schools. He has been charged with threatening the use of a destructive device, providing false information regarding a destructive device and two counts of disturbing schools.
“The response to last week’s threats on the part of school administrators and law enforcement represents across-the-board coordination and the system working,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Thanks to the Lexington Police Department, the University of South Carolina Police Department, the State Law Enforcement Division and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department working with us at LCSD, everyone stayed safe and each campus was secure as we did our work and conducted our investigation.”
The student is in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for charges the Richland County Sheriff’s Department made last week similar to this incident, according to Koon. The student will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date.