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11-year-old charged in latest school threat

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Saffell student allegedly wrote 'inappropriate' message on bathroom wall

By BEN CARLSON

An 11-year-old female student at Saffell Street Elementary School was charged today with second-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly writing what is described as an “inappropriate message” on a bathroom wall inside of the school, according to information provided by Anderson County Sheriff Joe Milam.

“The message consisted of a non-credible threat but deputies kept an increased presence in the building for the duration of the investigation and additional security measures were in place as a precaution,” Milam said.

School officials were able to identify the source of the message and turned the incident over to local law enforcement, according to the release.

At no time were students or staff in danger during the investigation, according to Milam.

The arrest marks the eighth time since mid-February that students have been arrested for making threats. The first seven involved threats to “shoot up the schools,” and included the arrest of elementary, middle and high school students.