Threat against James Island school draws police attention

(Brandon Geier/WCIV)

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- A threat last week against James Island Charter High School has drawn the attention of local investigators.

Police officials said two students - who are minors and have not been identified - were overheard Friday saying something about blowing up the school. The conversation was relayed by another student to his parents, who contacted school officials after-hours Friday.

The message was not received by school officials until Monday, officials said.

A police spokesman said Monday that investigators have questioned the two students. The spokesman for the Charleston Police Department said officers had also secured search warrants for the homes of the two students.

By 7 p.m. Monday, police had left the high school, and nothing was found, officials said.

The police department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit searched the school to make sure everything is okay.

They are also searching the students' homes for any evidence related to this case, police said.

Police officials said the two students suspected of making the threat are 14 years old.

A spokesman for the Charleston County School District referred all questions Monday to the principal at the school.