UPDATE – Teen charged as adult for school threat

BLYTHEWOOD – A 17-year-old has been accused of threatening to “shoot up” Westwood High School Friday morning, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Hilliard

On Feb 16, at approximately 8 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department was alerted to a Twitter post made by Hilliard threatening Westwood. He was charged with unlawful communication and disturbing schools, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release.

Hilliard turned himself into investigators at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters for what was termed by the RCSD Public Information office as “not a credible threat” and was arrested without incident. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.

 


BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces the arrest of Kameron Hilliard, charged with unlawful communication and disturbing schools.

On Feb. 16, at approximately 8:00AM citizens alerted the Richland County Sheriff’s Department to a Twitter post made by Hilliard threatening to shoot up Westwood High School. Hilliard turned himself into investigators at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters and was arrested without incident.

The Sheriff stated that social media threats are taken very serious and will be prosecuted. Hilliard has been charged as an adult and transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Published 2/16/18, Updated 2/22/18