Student accused of threatening to 'shoot up' Georgetown Co. school

Student accused of threatening to 'shoot up' Georgetown Co. school

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 16-year-old Carvers Bay High School student is undergoing a psychological evaluation after he was accused of threatening to "shoot up" his school Monday, according to a press release from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

The student's grandfather and legal guardian told school administrators that the boy threatened to "shoot up" his school after they had an argument about him going to Myrtle Beach.

The grandfather said that he noticed changes in the teenager over the past three weeks, and feared that he could act on the threat, according to a report filed by the school's resource officer.

The sheriff's office personnel went to the student's home and took him into custody.

Investigators were told that the suspect has access to firearms and the ability to use them. The grandfather voluntarily turned over all firearms in the house to authorities.

The suspect was charged with disturbing schools and a psychological evaluation was ordered after an examination.

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