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Sheriff’s Department investigators hoping that someone can help identify suspected firebombers

Lexington, SC 02/06/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are asking the public to assist them in identifying three suspects who they believe tried to firebomb a Lexington One elementary school. Much of this was captured on camera however, their faces aren’t clearly visible which is a hinderance to the investigation.

The investigators say that on January 29, 2023, the three men drove up to Pleasant Hill Elementary School in the Round Hill area of the county. The trio walked up to the back of the school and climbed onto the roof. Later, they threw a Molotov cocktail. This is a homemade firebomb that normally includes a glass bottle or container filled with a flammable liquid. In most cases, a rag or cloth is used as a fuse. Luckily, instead of setting the building on fire, the bottle landed on the pavement and exploded. The trio then fled on foot to a white sedan. They were able to speed away before anyone knew this was happening.

If you have any idea who was involved in this crime, please make a tip through CRIME STOPPERS. CRIME STOPPERS has a FREE P-3 app for making tips that can be downloaded from any of the app stores. You can also make tips through their website at or by telephone at 1-888 CRIME SC. You may be eligible for a reward if your tip leads to an arrest and conviction.

PHOTO CAPTION: Bomb as it explodes

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