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Suspect arrested for on-line threats against students

Lexington, SC (September 18, 2017) – Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the public that Christopher Glen Raines (AKA “AJ Blues”), age 42, of Lexington, South Carolina has been arrested by the Lexington Police Department and charged with Unlawful Communication.

The warrant for Unlawful Communication comes from a series of threatening posts on Christopher Raines’s Facebook and Twitter pages along with numerous videos posted on his YouTube page between August 17, 2017 and September 17, 2017. During these postings Christopher Raines made verbal and written threats of violence against students who attend River Bluff High School which is located on Corley Mill Road in Lexington, South Carolina.

During videos which were posted to YouTube, Christopher Raines videotaped himself in his yard with a bow and arrow using explosive arrowheads which are designed to use .357 or .38 Special ammunition. During these videos, Christopher Raines made reference to students being put into body bags.

Christopher Raines threats against students of River Bluff High School continued on Sunday, September 17, 2017, when he stated “This week’s prediction: RBHS students killed this week while committing crimes on private property.” on both his Facebook and Twitter pages.

Christopher Raines was arrested on the afternoon of Monday, September 18, 2017 without incident. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a bond court hearing which has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

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