Deputies search Wilson High School following threat on social media, no devices found

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Deputies were called to Wilson High School Friday morning after someone posted a threat of a Columbine-style attack aimed at the school, according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby.

Kirby said they got a call from the school's principal about the threat.

Deputies swept the school with bomb sniffing dogs for any devices, according to school district officials. No devices were found.

According to a news release from Florence School District One, the principal called it a "precautionary safety search."

At Wilson High School, Dr. Eric Robinson, principal, informed parents and community members that there was a precautionary safety search at Wilson High School this morning. No threat was found by law enforcement, and students were released to class. The school day has resumed as normal.

The students were held in the gymnasium while the sweep of the school was completed. Those students are now back in class, according to the district.

This is the second threat posted this week on social media involving a Florence District One schools.

On Thursday, Kirby said someone posted a threat about South Florence High School, including a photo of a high powered weapon, about the school on Snapchat. He said the caption said "South Florence Massacre."

Deputies were back at that school Friday morning and searched the building for any explosive type devices. Kirby said they're trying to find the person who posted that threat.

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is helping in this investigation in effort to find the person or persons responsible for threats against both schools.

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