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Arrest made in Friday school bomb threat

Sheriff Craig

         Investigators were able to make an arrest late Friday for a bomb threat placed at Pickens Middle School earlier that day.

The sheriff’s office reported that they were able to trace back the phone call to a juvenile who has been charged.

Lt. Kris Stancil said they had initially suspected a juvenile and were able to find the source of the call even as they were searching the campus.

Details on whether the juvenile was a student at Pickens Middle school were not available.

A letter was sent home with students from PCMS principal Chris LeMieux stating the following, "This administrative letter is to inform you that the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department investigated a bomb threat phone call that was made from outside of Pickens County Middle School today. The building was secured by law enforcement, and school safety protocol was implemented. Students remained in a nonemergency lockdown while the school was searched and secured. Students resumed normal school activity after law enforcement and school officials were finished with their investigation."


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