Deputies: ‘Round 2 of Florida’ threat made to South Carolina school
SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — A ninth grade is arrested in South Carolina for making a threat on social media warning of another possible mass shooting.
WSPA reports school officials at Broome High School in Spartanburg, S.C. were made aware of the threat early Thursday. Extra security was at the school to ensure student safety.
A photo on Snapchat circulated Wednesday night showed a student wearing a masking and holding what appears to be an assault rifle. The words, “Round 2 of Florida tomorrow” is written on the photo.
Deputies say the suspect – a ninth grader – stated the Snapchat post was a joke and he didn’t have intentions to hurt anyone.
His parents allowed deputies to search the home. Investigators found mask was found along with an airsoft rifle that looked like an assault rifle.
Because he’s a juvenile, the sheriff’s office is not releasing his name.