Three Dorchester Co. middle school students charged for reportedly making threats against school
Deputies say that three middle school students were arrested for making threats against staff and students in Dorchester County, on Friday.
According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, on Friday, a deputy who is assigned as a school resource officer at the North Dorchester High School complex, arrested three 7th grade students from the North Dorchester Middle School.
The students allegedly made threats against the school, students and staff. The threats reportedly involved statements about blowing up the school and shooting up the school. They were charged with disorderly conduct and making threats against staff and students.
The incident was investigated by members of staff at the school and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.
47 ABC reached out to Dorchester County Schools Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell about the investigation. Dr. Mitchell says, "On Thursday, February 22, 2018, it was brought to the attention of North Dorchester Middle School’s administration that a verbal threat was made against the safety of the school by a student.
This threat was investigated by the school’s administration and local law enforcement. Dorchester County Public Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and community. We will continue to collaborate with local law enforcement and follow our Dorchester County Student Code of Conduct to ensure the safety of all."