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Police presence at Mt. Pleasant schools after threatening social media post

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Police officials say extra patrols at all Mount Pleasant schools will continue after officers received calls from in and out of state about a threatening social media post referencing Wando High School.

On Monday evening, officials with the Mount Pleasant Police Department released an update stating that investigators do not believe the social media post came from within the state of South Carolina.

“The Mount Pleasant Police Department takes this threat and all threats towards our schools very serious and the safety of the students and staff is our top priority,” police said in a statement."We will continue the extra patrols of Wando High School and all schools in the town and update the public as more information comes available."

Police said they are working with federal partners on the investigation.

On Monday, police increased officer presence at Wando High School and all schools in Mount Pleasant.

Will Haynie@willhaynie:

As the statement by @MountPleasantPD spokesman Officer Chris Rosier says, our police take all threats seriously, and school safety is paramount. Increased police presence & a joint local/federal investigation are the result of today’s social media post.

The nature of the post, which social media platform it was on, or what it said was not provided.

The Charleston County School District released the following statement:

We are thankful for our law enforcement partners who work tirelessly to help us maintain secure learning environments for our students and staff. The Mount Pleasant Police Department has been in constant communication with Wando High School and the district about this matter and has provided updates when necessary to help staff deliver another day of quality instruction and support for students.

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