Two Lowcountry students are charged with conspiracy after being accused of threatening to blow up their school.
The two students are a 14-year-old boy and girl whose have not been identified because they are minors. They both have now been charged with conspiracy after Charleston Police say the pair threatened to blow up their school James Island Charter High School.
Investigators say the school reported that the two students were overheard discussing such a plan last week. Other students who said they overheard the alleged plot told school officials, who relayed the story to law enforcement.
Charleston Police say they searched the school and the students’ homes but found nothing suspicious. The students’ computers are now being investigated.
The two students are currently being held at a juvenile detention center in North Charleston. According to a police report, investigators said both students blamed the other for the idea of placing bombs inside the school. Both claim that they never moved to act beyond their conversation.
Sheree Bernardi of Charleston affiliate WTMA contributed to this report