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Officials: Student threatened to 'shoot up' middle school in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

School officials say a student threatened to "shoot up" a middle school in North Charleston. 

Parents at River Oaks Middle School said they received a notice that administration learned of a rumor regarding an 8th grade student who planned to "shoot up the school."

"The student has admitted to making the threat as a joke," read a statement by the school to parents. 

According to officials, the school and police have been in contact with the student. 

A report states the parents will be bringing the student in to meet with police and school administration, and will face "very serious consequences."

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