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Student charged in second 'low level' bomb threat at Green Sea Floyds High

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Horry County Police are investigating after another bomb threat, deemed a low level threat in nature, was discovered in Green Sea Floyds High School Monday morning.

Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesperson for Horry County Police, tells WMBF News that a threat was discovered in a bathroom around 8:45 a.m. Monday and the school was placed on lockdown as crews investigated the "low level" threat.

Students were not evacuated, Kegler said.

Teal Britton, spokesperson for Horry County Schools, says a 12-year-old male student confessed and has been suspended pending a hearing. Sgt. Kegler says the student has been charged, however, due to the age, the student is not being detained and taken to DJJ.

The student was released to his parents, and will be charged with conveying false information regarding the use of a destructive device.

This is the second threat in a matter of days for Green Sea Floyds High School, placed on lockdown Friday morning following a bomb threat.

Teal Britton, spokesperson for Horry County Schools, says a note was found in the bathroom.

Sgt. Robert Kegler says school administration, in connection with police, deemed the threat as "low level," not requiring evacuation.

After officials determined the note was a low level threat, police conducted an internal and perimeter search of the facility.

Police conducted the search with the school administrative team. The school was under lockdown during the search from approximately 10:25 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.

Kegler adds that Green Sea Floyds school resource officer is investigating the threat.

Friday's bomb threat was number 22 within an Horry County school this school year.

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