Police: No arrest after Columbine shooting comments found on Charleston school's whiteboard

Police: No arrest after Columbine shooting comments found on Charleston school's whiteboard
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Police say a James Island Charter High School student questioned about comments concerning the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School will not be arrested.

The comments about the Colorado high school shooting were found on a whiteboard at the school, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

The student will not be arrested, Francis said, because authorities found no credible threat and because the student "doesn't have the means to carry out any such actions."

An incident report states the school's resource officer was notified at approximately 1:11 p.m. of words that had been written on a whiteboard that could be perceived as threats. The writing reportedly involved the April 20, 1999, shooting at the Littleton, Colorado, school that left 13 people dead and another 23 injured. The two shooters, students at the school, also died at the scene of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, authorities said.

School principal Richard Gordon sent the following email to parents Friday afternoon:

Good morning JICHS community.  This is Mr. Gordon with an important announcement.

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