LCSD Home
  About LCSD
  Inside LCSD
  Get Involved
  Careers
  News Releases
  Incident Reports
  Inmate Information
  Inmate Search
  Crime Statistics
  In Memoriam
  Civilian Safety Awareness
  Contact Information
  Sheriff's Newsletter









NEWS RELEASES
Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Student Charged with Communicating Bomb Threat at High School


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Wednesday, April 9 charged a 15-year-old boy who is a student at White Knoll High School with communicating a bomb threat at the school, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, on Tuesday, April 8.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said School Resource Officer James Stokes, who works full-time at White Knoll High, will recommend that the 11th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecute the 15-year-old boy in family court in Lexington County on charges of communicating a bomb threat and disturbing schools. The 15-year-old boy was released into his mother’s custody. Under South Carolina law, Metts cannot release information that could identify the 15-year-old boy because the boy is a child.

Stokes and detectives determined that the 15-year-old boy wrote a message on a wall in a boys’ bathroom at White Knoll High, stating that there would be an explosion at the school on Tuesday, Metts said. Deputies searched the school on Tuesday and did not find a destructive device.

Stokes and detectives determined that the 15-year-old boy did not have the ability to carry out the bomb threat and communicated the bomb threat in order to try to get classes dismissed for the day, Metts said. Administrators at White Knoll High briefly evacuated the school on Tuesday.



 


12/18/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Home  
12/17/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More Than 300 Winter Coats to Lexington Interfaith Community Services  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff's Department Awarded Law Enforcement Accrediation for Sixth Time  
12/03/2014 - Sheriff's Department Employees Donate 2,100 Pounds of Food and 700 Toys  
12/02/2014 - Road Closures  
11/26/2014 - Coats for Kids  
11/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Stabbing Incident  
11/21/2014 - Deputy Honored by National Safety Council  
11/18/2014 - Two Persons Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
11/13/2014 - Investigators Arrest Two Additional Men in Fatal Shooting  
11/12/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
11/12/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man in Fatal Shooting  
11/11/2014 - Fatal Shooting  
11/06/2014 - UPS Foundation Donates $20,000 to Children's Shelter  
11/04/2014 - Corrections Officer of the Month  
10/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
10/24/2014 - Criminal Domestic Violence Video  
10/21/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Sexually Assaulting Two Females  
10/18/2014 - Detectives Arrest Woman for Threatening to Use Destructive Device  
10/06/2014 - White Knoll Business Coalition Open House  
09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  


NEWS RELEASES


An Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency 521 Gibson Road Lexington, SC 29072 (803) 785-8230