15-year-old charged with threats against North Augusta High School

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has arrested a 15-year-old student in connection with a threat written on a high school bathroom stall.

The message was found Wednesday afternoon at North Augusta High School. Principal John Murphy sent the following message to parents Thursday morning:

A threat of school violence was written on a bathroom wall yesterday afternoon. North Augusta Department of Public Safety was notified and is assisting with the investigation. While the threat has not been substantiated, there will be an increased presence of law enforcement officers on the high school campus today.

The safety of students and staff members at North Augusta High School is of utmost importance to our School District and community. We appreciate your patience as we work collaboratively to ensure today is a regular day of teaching and learning.

Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact the school.

The student, meanwhile, will be charged with making "student threats," and will be released to his parents until his court date.