A teenager was taken into custody Monday afternoon, for allegedly threatening a shooting incident at Greenville school campus.
The 14-year-old male student at Greenville Middle School was to be charged with making a terroristic threat, after the Greenville Police Department and the Greenville Independent School District report a threat which resulted in tall schools in the district being locked down for a time.
Armed police officers were stationed at the Greenville Middle School campus for most of the day Monday, and officers escorted students between classes until the suspect was identified and taken into custody.
The police department reported it was notified by an employee of the school shortly before 9 a.m. Monday that a threat had been made toward students via a phone call from an unidentified person. The individual told the employees they needed to get the students out of the school building because, according to a statement from the police department, “he was going to shoot up the school.”
Greenville Police Department School Resource Officers at the campus were able to identify the caller, who was taken into custody and was to be charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.
The lockout at the campus was lifted shortly before 2 p.m. Monday.
The name of the suspect was not released due to his age and the police department indicated no additional details were immediately available.