Gilbert High student charged after shooting threats

A Gilbert High School freshman has been charged after threatening to shoot some of his classmates and their family members.

Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Tuesday evening at his home. He’s charged with disturbing schools, harassment and breach of peace. He’s being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

“Gilbert High administrators notified our school resource officer about the threats Tuesday afternoon after three students related details of what the suspect had said and posted to social media,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “These threats are always taken seriously and this is an example of how a strong relationship between administration and the SRO creates a level of safety and protection on a campus.”

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

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