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Sheriff’s investigators look into another school threat at Lexington Four school

Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators checked into a threat that was supposedly made against a school in the Swansea area Tuesday. According to the department, they identified a student who was reported to have made the threat at Swansea High Freshman Academy. This school is intended only for ninth grade students and allows them to make the transition from middle to high school more smoothly.

A sheriff’s department spokesman said that after a thorough interview with the child, the department determined the student did not possess any weapons. Information regarding what, if any, disciplinary actions were taken against the student is protected under the student’s right to privacy. The sheriff’s department said that they are continuing to work with Lexington School District Four to maintain a safe environment for students, teachers and staff.

This is just one of a number of threats made to schools across the country since the deadly school shooting in Florida last week. Law enforcement officials want the community and especially students and their parents to know that any threat or suggestion that someone may do harm to a school is not a joke or prank. Students, even juveniles, can and will be prosecuted for these crimes.

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