Surveillance video released from St. James High flag burning incident
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:16:44 GMT —
Horry County police released some surveillance video from the morning of the American flag burning incident at St. James High School Monday.
Nick Newell, a 17-year-old student at Horry County's Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, has been charged in relation to the incident with Arson, Weapons on School, Disturbing Schools, Malicious Damage and Petit Larceny.
If Newell is released on bond, he is required to wear a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and is not allowed on school property.
In the video above, you can see someone laying out the flags at the entrance to the school and then dousing the flags with what appears to be gasoline.
The American flags were burned about 2 a.m. Monday morning, according to Lt. Robert Kegler, with Horry County police.
The flags were discovered when security arrived for the school day at 6:20 a.m.
The school was locked down at 8:30 a.m. as a precaution and then evacuated. The students were taken to St. James Middle School where they were released to their parents after a lengthy checkout procedure.
To read more about the incident, click here.