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Deputies: 2 students accused of writing bomb threat in bathroom of Upstate school

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Fire crews on scene of security issue at Calhoun Falls Charter School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina) Fire crews on scene of security issue at Calhoun Falls Charter School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina)
Fire crews on scene of security issue at Calhoun Falls Charter School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina) Fire crews on scene of security issue at Calhoun Falls Charter School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina)
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The Abbeville County Sheriff's Office said two students are responsible for a bomb threat written inside the boys' bathroom at Calhoun Falls Charter School.

According to the principal, shortly after noon on Feb. 19, a high school student reported to administration that someone has written a statement on the boys' bathroom wall indicating a possible bomb threat. Students were then evacuated and law enforcement was called.

Abbeville County Deputies and fire officials immediately made a sweep of the school.

Tim Williams, the fire marshal of Abbeville County, said the school was releasing students to their parents with proper identification. At about 2:30 p.m., an "all clear" was issued.

“This is a very serious matter law enforcement is taking it to the full extreme and they have put multiple warnings to folks that do this kind of pranks," said Williams. "It is a very serious threat to people and schools and they take them very seriously."

On Tuesday, deputies said an investigation determined a 16-year-old and 17-year-old student were involved in the threat. The 17-year-old suspect turned himself into the Abbeville County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday and was later released on bond.

A juvenile petition was signed for the 16-year-old.

Their names are not being released due to their ages.

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