Teen's record cleared after arrest - FOX Carolina 21

Teen's record cleared after arrest

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Mason Bird (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Mason Bird (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

UPDATE:

Per documentation from SLED and his attorney, Frank Eppes, Mason Bird's arrest record was cleared after he completed a pre-trial intervention program, restoring him to "the status he occupied before the arrest."

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The son of Blue Ridge Christian Academy's principal turned himself in to Greenville County deputies after authorities said he threatened his classmates last month.

Deputy Jonathan Smith, public information officer for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said 17-year-old Mason Bird got into an argument with a fellow student during class on Dec. 19. He said that during the argument Bird said he would come into the school with a gun and shoot his classmates.

Smith said the statement caught the attention of other students who became quiet. He said that a teacher told Bird the statement was inappropriate and informed the school's administration about it.

Bird was charged with disturbing school and turned himself in to authorities last Thursday, Smith said.

Smith said Bird was not allowed to return to school after making the statement.

Bird's attorney, Frank Eppes, said the school is conducting an investigation to determine whether the facts of the case warrant Bird's dismissal from school.

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