Arrest made after 'credible shooting threat' at Williamsburg high school

Arrest made after 'credible shooting threat' at Williamsburg high school
Source: Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office

HEMINGWAY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office say they arrested a man after he threatened a high school with violence.

Kamren Lavez Heyward, 18, was arrested and charged with disturbing school.

Deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office said they received a credible threat of violence to a Hemingway high school.

On Friday, at approximately 12:49 p.m. the Hemingway Police Department, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, Williamsburg County Fire Department, and South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to 402 South Main Street, Hemingway, South Carolina also known as Hemingway High School in reference to a shooting threat against the school.

Chief Henry Brian Todd received information the threat was creditable, and requested assistance.

Law enforcement setup a perimeter around the school, and the school was placed on lock down, deputies say. M.B. Lee Middle School was also placed on lock down as a precautionary measure.

During the course of the investigation, deputies say it was discovered a former male student, Heyward, who was expelled earlier this year posted the threat via Facebook.

The former student was tracked down in the Andrews area of Georgetown County by deputies.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office along with the Andrews Police Department assisted Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office in apprehending the suspect around 1:50 p.m. without incident.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is handing this investigation and the charges concerning this incident. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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