Black Water Middle School Principal Marcus Timmons sent parents a message around 8:50 a.m. this morning saying they are investigating a threat on the school that came across social media.
HCPD Public Information Officer Mikayla Moskov said there is not believed to be any immediate or real danger related to this threat.
"Parents may see officers throughout the day as we complete that investigation. We are working with HCS Staff members to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible," Moskov said.
Timmons said the students and staff were safe, and told parents law enforcement was contacted.
"The investigation will continue in an attempt to corroborate or discredit the information reported," Timmons said in his message. "We take the safety and security of our school very serious. We will continue to hold students accountable for their actions."
Horry County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier said that the issue is under investigation by Horry County Schools and Horry County Police Department.
Bourcier wants to stress to parents to be vigilant with their child's social media, and do not hesitate to contact law enforcement about questionable posts, no matter the time of day or if it is a weekend. While this was not the situation in this particular case, she said, parents are urged to email their principals and contact law enforcement if threatening social media posts are observed.
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