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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating a threat scrawled on wall at Chapin High School

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a threat that was scrawled on the wall of a bathroom at Chapin High School Monday. According to officials, there have also been some threatening messages circulated across several social media platforms. So far, the department has said they have found no reason to expect that the threats are credible. They are still investigating and plan to have extra personnel on the campus today simply as a precaution.

This is not the first of such threats made since the tragic school shooting last week in Florida that killed 17 and injured others. Dutch Fork High School in Lexington-Richland District Five, George I. Pair in Lexington Two, and a number of other schools have had investigators on campus over the past week looking into similar threats. So far, they have all been found to be just threats or serious, ill thought out pranks. Law enforcement agencies have all made it clear that these are not being considered pranks and that anyone caught involved in such activities or making such threats will be prosecuted.

District Five assured parents that they take all threats to the safety of students seriously as have the other districts involved in this type of activity. Most districts have tip lines set up for this and other threatening behavior, and anyone with information about any crime can always contact Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME SC.

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