Student charged following Snapchat gun threat to Lowell High School


A MA student is in police custody after allegedly making threats to students at the school on Snapchat.

There is now no threat to the school community, but to reassure students, staff and families, additional police officers are remaining at the school Friday.

"Although tomorrow is Friday 13th and things like this are common, we continue to be vigilant in looking into the situation and do not take this lightly", the post said.

John Eby with the Pickens County School District said there was never any threat conveyed.

Eby said some students did stay out of class on Friday because of the situation.

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The student, whose name has not been released, is being held on a charge of making threats causing the disruption of a school.

"We let [the school] know that we put some extra people on because some of the parents had some concerns", he said.

The police department and the school department did not immediately provide additional information about the threat and its contents. In response, the Easley Police Department increased their presence in Easley schools as a reassuring measure.

Rumors of a threat against Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) quickly spread across social media and put parents on high alert.