Student charged after bomb threat at Abbeville HS

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ABBEVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Officials say Abbeville High School students returned to school following a bomb threat.

Students were directed to Wright Middle School on Friday morning after the threat was posted on social media.

Abbeville County School District Superintendent Betty Jo Hall said in a statement that the high school was notified about a bomb threat sent in a Snapchat message. Students were moved while law enforcement searched the school.

Hall said all students and staff are safe and the school was operating under normal schedule around 10 a.m. Friday.

Abbeville County deputies responded to the school, along with an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 trained to detect bombs and explosives, to search the school and grounds.

Chief Deputy Natalie Talbert said no devices were found during the sweep.

Deputies say an Abbeville High School student has been charged with disturbing school and communicating a bomb threat.

The teen was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

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