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Chapin High School student arrested, Irmo Middle School student investigated after shooting threats

Chapin, SC - A Chapin High School student has been charged after making a comment in reference to an upcoming school shooting.

“A parent whose child overhead the threat on a bus notified the Chapin High School Resource Officer about the incident,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Deputies responded immediately and determined the student had no weapons in his possession.”

Investigators interviewed the teen, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, after he made a statement to a classmate about ‘shooting up the school,’ according to Sheriff Koon.

Per state statute, the student is charged with making threats to a school. He’s been released to the custody of his parents and will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date.

Meanwhile, an Irmo Middle School student is being investigated after a teacher reported hearing a student make threats during a fire drill.

Detectives are interviewing the child, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, after he made a statement to a peer about ‘shooting up the school,’ according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon. “The School Resource Officer responded immediately and it was determined the student did not have access to any weapons.”

The investigation continues and we will update this story if any further information becomes available.

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