‘Truth or dare’ hack leads to Horry County school threat

A shooting threat was made against Black Water Middle School in Conway on Tuesday, April 17 that was the result of a truth or dare game hack, according to a police report.

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the school around 7:45 p.m. where an officer met with a 13-year-old student who was a victim in the incident, the report states.

She told the officer that her phone had been hacked and then a group chat was sent out to multiple students for a truth or dare game. During that chat, someone accepted a dare but did not complete it, according to the report.

The hacker then notified the group that if the dare was not completed that they would “shoot up the school.” Someone reportedly asked the hacker who they were, to which they replied with a “hint,” saying they were a male, 8th grade student, the report said.

The hacker also said that they were in a class with the 13-year-old female student’s sister.

All the information in this case was passed on to the Conway Investigative Department.

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