13-year-old South Carolina teen charged in Christian school bomb threat.

February 8, 2016
Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola and Sheriff Kim Cole.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola and Sheriff Kim Cole.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A 13-year-old Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina teen has been charged in Jan. 19 bomb threat at Covenant Christian School in Amber Township. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole announced this morning that the teen was involved in online gaming with two local teens. The teen has been charged in South Carolina under a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

The threat, which was made by email, occurred just after noon on that day and meant that the school’s 90 students and its staff members had to be transferred to a nearby church. Another bomb threat occurred the same way on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Mason County Eastern Schools, about 20 minutes prior to school being dismissed for the day. That investigation is being handled by the Michigan State Police. Sheriff Cole said that bomb threat appears to be unrelated to the Covenant threat. The threat at Covenant is also unrelated to the multiple “robo” threats that took place via telephone throughout the Midwest and Northeast on Jan. 19.

Cole credited detectives from Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Pleasant, S.C. Police Department, for the outcome of the investigation. He said the teen will be dealt with by South Carolina courts.

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