Student arrested for alleged threats against high school

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Incident still under investigation

By The Staff

An Anderson County high school student has been arrested for allegedly making threats against the Anderson County High School, according to news releases from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and the sheriff’s office.
According to the sheriff’s office, a juvenile has been taken into custody on charges of second-degree terroristic threatening and intimidating a participant in the legal process.
Mitchell’s news release states that high school administration has been working with police to investigate alleged threats made by multiple students.
The investigation started April 30, Mitchell said in a phone interview last Thursday, and is still ongoing.
She said she was unaware if any other students would be charged, and that administration will continue to focus on safety.
“It was determined at no time were students and staff in imminent danger,” Mitchell’s release said.
A news release from the sheriff’s office also states that at no time during the investigation was the welfare of any student or staff member in the Anderson County school system endangered.
Parents of the students involved in the investigation have been notified, and all other parents will be receiving One Call notification late last Thursday morning regarding the incident, Mitchell said.