GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Investigators have announced the arrest of three high school students after a loaded gun was found in the possession of a student at the Georgetown High School campus on Thursday.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old.
One of the 17-year-olds was charged with possession of a firearm at school and school threats. The other 17-year-old was charged with school threats and breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature. Deputies charged the 15-year-old with conspiracy to possess a firearm at school.
“Both 17-year-olds have been transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia,” GCSO officials said."The 15-year-old was released to his parents."
Investigators reported that they discovered threats made by students at a bus stop including a juvenile saying that he was going to bring a gun to school and another juvenile stating he was going to “light everyone up.”
A report states that after deputies responded to the school, investigators discovered a loaded pistol in the possession of one of the juvenile suspects.
According to the sheriff’ office, the weapon was discovered during a pat-down of the suspect.
“All students at the school are safe and secure, and no additional threats have been identified,” GCSO officials said."The investigation continues."