Mt. Pleasant 12-year-old Charged in Suspicious Snapchat Messages

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The Mount Pleasant Police Department says they have charged a 12-year-old with disturbing schools after they were notified by Laing Middle School principal that numerous juvenile students had received suspicious messages from a Snapchat user.

The incident happened on Tuesday, February, 13 at around 8:20 a.m.

Police say the three messages read:

  1. “Tomorrow 1st period something will happen”
  2. “9:28”
  3. “sorry it has to happen”

Police say when they questioned students about the Snapchat user's identify, they said they did not know if the user was a Laing student or not.

Due to the suspicious messages local schools Thomas Cario Middle, Laurel Hill Primary, Pinckney Elementary, Laing Middle , Moultrie Middle, Carolina Park Elementary, Jennie Moore Elementary and Wando High were put on a “Code Yellow” administrative lockdown as a cautionary measure.

Police say investigators say the students they interviewed all said the same thing: they saw the messages, but did not know anything other than that.

Police say parents were notified.

Mt Pleasant police said once investigators determined there was no imminent threat, schools resumed to normal operations.

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