Former student arrested after threat made to Hemingway High School

HEMINGWAY, SC (WBTW) – Local law enforcement says they have arrested one person after they posted a threat against a Hemingway school on Facebook.

According to Alex Edwards with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Hemingway Police Department, the sheriff’s office, SC Highway Patrol and and the Williamsburg County Fire Department responded to Hemingway High School in reference to a shooting threat Friday.

Edwards says Chief Henry Todd received information that the threat was credible and law enforcement secured the area and placed the high school and Hemingway MB Lee Middle School on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Over the course of the investigation, officers discovered a former male student who was expelled earlier this year posted the threat on Facebook.  The student was tracked down in the Andrews area of Georgetown County and taken into custody without incident around 1:50 p.m.

Edwards says the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be handing this investigation and charges concerning the incident.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.