NCPD: Student arrested after posting shooting threat on Twitter

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Fort Dorchester High School student was arrested and suspended Friday morning after posting on Twitter that he was going to shoot someone, according to North Charleston police.

According to a report, police were called to the high school around 7:45 a.m. after parents called the school claiming a student posted a threat on Twitter.

Officer say they met with 17-year-old Devante Gibson, who admitted that he posted on Twitter he was going to shoot the person that shot his brother.

Police say the threat stems from a shooting that occurred at Appian Way Apartments on Thursday afternoon.

A separate report states the victim was on the phone outside of an apartment when he was approached by a person named "LB" who asked the victim to empty his pockets.

After telling the suspect he didn't have anything, "LB" pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the leg below the knee. The victim then ran upstairs to an apartment, and the shooter fled the scene. Khalil McPherson, 17, was arrested Thursday night and charged with the shooting.

Gibson reportedly told police his brother said that another student was coming over to see him before he was shot.

The report states the student told police he let his "emotions get the best of him," and that he knows he should not have made the Twitter post.

Due to the panic that the tweet caused, Gibson was charged with disorderly conduct. Police say he was also suspended until an expulsion hearing.

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