Williamsburg Co. teen denied bail after threatening classmates

KINGSTREE, SC (WCSC) - A Kingstree teen who is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice after police say he threatened to shoot some of his classmates, was denied bond this morning. He will be tried as an adult.

The 16-year-old student has been expelled from Williamsburg Academy, following his arrest on April 30.

According to the Kingstree Police Department, the student had been planning a possible attack on his classmates for several weeks.

Police say the student texted his plans to some friends, and even spoke to them about what he wanted to do.

Investigators say several classmates became concerned about the 16-year-old's plans.

Some of the students said he wanted to shoot everyone he didn't like in the 6-12 grades, police said.

The teen was denied bond last Thursday. He is charged with threatening an act of terrorism.

Williamsburg Academy Headmaster Evan Powell sent a note to parents last week, reading, "Please feel confident that steps have been taken to insure your child's safety on the Williamsburg Academy campus."

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