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Teen accused of threatening school shooting detained

LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Chapin High School student has been charged with disturbing schools, breach of peace and malicious injury to real property.

Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Wednesday morning at the school. He’s being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

“Our investigation into this threat began Monday when we became aware of a statement written on the wall of a Chapin High restroom,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We take every threat, no matter its form, very seriously. Thanks to our work together with Lexington-Richland District 5, we were able to identify this suspect and hold him accountable.”

Koon said the investigation into the threat is ongoing. The teen will appear in Lexington County Family Court at a later date.