Bomb threat note claims 'kids will die'

This note was left in a bathroom at Myrtle Beach High School (Source: MBPD)
This note was left in a bathroom at Myrtle Beach High School (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 15-year-old student is behind bars after making a threat against his school.

Captain David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, says a 15-year-old male student was detained in the Myrtle Beach jail on Wednesday for conveying false information regarding the attempted use of a destructive device.

Dispatch logs show the call about that threat at Myrtle Beach High, located on Robert Grissom Parkway, came around 1:42 p.m. when a note was discovered in a bathroom.

Though the exact details of the note are not being released, police did evacuate the school to conduct a thorough search.

The school was cleared of any danger and students were allowed back inside around 2:25 p.m.

The student had a detention hearing on Friday, Jan.18, during which Assistant Solicitor Mike Freeman says he did not wish to enter a plea.

He argued that there was no probable cause for his arrest, but after Judge Norton heard testimony from witnesses, he upheld his ruling and sent the teen to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

The teen will be coming back to court on Jan. 29 for a review hearing and will either plead or ask for a trial.

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