Bluffton police officers detained a 15-year-old male student as they investigated a reported threat to May River High School.
“All threats are a serious matter,” Chief Stephenie Price said. “When the safety of our students is threatened, our community is threatened.”
Bluffton police officers interviewed the 15-year-old male student when he was dropped off at school today. He was detained and charged with “student threats.” The juvenile student, who will not be named, was released to his parent.
Chief Price said students should always report potential threats to the police and school officials.
“I am grateful for the students who came forward,” Price said. “I am reminding all students and others to do the same if they ever hear about a threat. Law enforcement will investigate all threats to public safety. Every threat is serious, every time. “