School Is Threatened, Authorities Allege

“Keeping our schools and our children safe will always be our first priority. We strive to make sure that our future generations have a safe and secure learning environment. Any threats and/or inappropriate comments which cause fear in a school environment will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly and accordingly.” - Sheriff Don Reynolds

Social Media Threats of Shooting at LDHS


Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Laurens teen was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening a shooting at Laurens District 55 High School on a social media post. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Mikal Aaron Culbertson of 106 Jasmine Place, Laurens and charged him with Disturbing Schools. Investigator Michael Polson states in the arrest warrant that Mikal Aaron Culbertson yesterday willfully and unnecessarily disturbed the students and/or teachers of Laurens District 55 High School by posting a snap chat message indicating that there would be a school shooting. Polson stated this caused unnecessary fear and terror to students and staff. Culbertson was being held overnight in the Laurens County lockup.

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