South Pointe High placed on lock down after anonymous threat on Twitter

Posted February 20, 2013 4:43 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

South Pointe High School was on lock down for 30 minutes Wednesday after an anonymous threat on Twitter warned of a school shooting after the end of classes. Rock Hill Police spokesman Lt. Brad Redfearn said the lock down came at the end of the school day, ending shortly before 4 p.m.

Students on social media appeared to be very concerned at the threat of violence on the campus south of Rock Hill.

Redfearn says authorities are not yet sure if a fight earlier in the day was related to the threat of violence.

WRHI tracked down a Twitter post made right before the lock down that appeared to be video of that lunchroom brawl. View the video here.

Redfearn says lock downs like the one Wednesday are not very frequent — but when they happen, the response is quick.

Rock Hill Schools spokeswoman Elaine Baker said the threat specifically mentioned that someone was “going to be shot after school.

Police were on hand for several minutes after students were released from their classes — encourage students to disperse and leave the district property.