Police: SC student planted pipe bombs at Myrtle Beach school

Credit: WMBF News
Credit: WMBF News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina disarmed and removed several pipe bombs they found in a high school after a freshman confronted an on-campus officer and fired a gun before being taken into custody.

Police said they also found items "consistent with the construction of pipe bombs and other incendiary devices" at the student's Myrtle Beach home.

Prosecutor Greg Hembree says the 14-year-old student has not been identified because of his age. He is expected to appear in Family Court, possibly as early as Friday.

About 1,400 students at Socastee High School in the northeast part of the state were evacuated to a football field after the confrontation Tuesday. Students returned to school Wednesday after walking through metal detectors.

Horry County authorities say the school resource officer was treated and released from a hospital after being injured after a bullet that the student fired struck a wall.

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