S.C. Teen Arrested for School Shooting Threat

The boy attended Dorman Freshman Campus, a high school in Roebuck, South Carolina.

A teenager was arrested after his peers reported he made threats to shoot students and a school resource officer at his South Carolina high school.

The 13-year-old boy, whose name is not being released because he’s a minor, reportedly told several students that he planned to shoot his African-American classmates because they bullied him, according to wkbn.com.

Spartanburg School District 6 officials say the teen admitted making the statements but said he was only joking. The teen also reportedly told officials his uncle had guns. District officials called the threats “an expellable offense” and thanked the students who reported them.

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The teen allegedly told his friends to wear red so he wouldn’t accidentally shoot them and was deciding what kind of gun would be best to use to kill several students.

Dorman Freshman Campus, the high school the teen attended, added school security August 28 and assured parents student safety is its top priority.

There was a racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina in June.

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