15-year-old charged after school shooting threat in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials said a 15-year-old boy was charged after he threatened to shoot up Boiling Springs High School’s 9th grade campus on Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office’s report, the student made the threat on Thursday, where he allegedly told four other students that he was going to “shoot up the school on Friday morning during 1st period,” and said that if they didn’t want to get shot to either stand up in class or don’t come to school.

The student was charged with student threats and a juvenile summons was completed.

Dr. Kristi Woodall, the principal of the school, sent the following message to parents about the threat:

Good morning BS9 Families this is Principal Kristi Woodall,

I want to take a minute to share some accurate and up-to-date information about some threats that were allegedly made by one of our students.

Yesterday afternoon, some students approached us about some troubling things that they heard another student saying. We immediately began working with our school resource officer to ensure campus safety.

The student that allegedly made the comments was not allowed on campus today as our Administration and the Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate.

I want to reiterate that the safety of our students and staff is my number one concern!

I also want to thank those students that came forward. We are proud of them for doing the right thing!

As always, feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your time.

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