Teen arrested after threat at Myrtle Beach High School

A picture from outside the school. (Source: Will Whitson)
A picture from outside the school. (Source: Will Whitson)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach High School was evacuated Monday morning after a threat was discovered on a bathroom wall.

We received word of the evacuation from a parent of a Myrtle Beach High School student shortly after 9:30 a.m. That parent said the students were evacuated to the middle school.

Myrtle Beach Police spokesman Capt. David Knipes says crews were dispatched to the school for a 'suspicious call.' Officials with Horry County Schools say a bomb threat written on a bathroom wall was discovered Monday morning, prompting the evacuation.

After bomb-sniffing dogs cleared the building, students were allowed back in to resume a normal schedule.

There was also a bomb threat made at North Myrtle Beach High School today.

Sgt. Robert Kegler said police have taken a 16-year-old student into custody and no device was found at the school. The suspect's name will not be released due to his age.

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