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Deputies: Upstate student threatened to go 'Columbine' on campus

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King David Conyers Jr. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) King David Conyers Jr. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg Community College student is accused of making a threat to fire an assault rifle on campus similar to the Columbine shooting, according to the sheriff's office.

Spartanburg County deputies said they were called in to investigate the threat after a student was overheard threatening to shoot up the school on Thursday.

Deputies said another student overhead 19-year-old King David Conyers Jr. say, "Y'all don't need to come to school tomorrow because I'm going to Columbine this place."

The student also said Conyers mentioned having an AK-47, but deputies said upon further investigation, Conyers did not own any type of firearm and did not have one on campus.

Lt. Tony Ivey with the sheriff's office said Conyers was arrested and charged with disturbing school, "Based upon the absence of a firearm and the fact that his statement disrupted the normal daily function of the school."

According to the report, Conyers was a student at SCC when the threat was made. FOX Carolina has reached out to SCC for comment on the investigation and Conyers' status at school.

Deputies said the threat was made at SCC's central campus on Community College Drive in Spartanburg.

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