MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A 13-year-old student at Palmetto Middle School was arrested Thursday for allegedly conveying a threat on Snapchat.
According to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the juvenile was charged with threatening to use a destructive device, disturbing schools and unlawful communication.
The teen is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice awaiting a hearing.
"The safety of our children is a top priority at the Marion County Sheriff's Office. If anyone, regardless of age, makes a threat against one of our schools, I will send the entire force of this department after them and charge them to the fullest extent of the law with no exceptions," Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace said in a statement.