Child Faces Disciplinary Action After Facebook Post Containing Violence About Dillon High

February 19, 2018
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Dillon School District Four was placed on lock down this morning after a child allegedly made a Facebook post that contained violence about Dillon High School, according to officials.

The child will now face disciplinary actions and an expulsion hearing, the superintendent said.

Superintendent Ray Rogers said that he started to receive calls at about 6:30 a.m. from concerned parents about a Facebook that contained violence about the school, Rogers said.

The school was placed on lock down first thing Monday morning, Rogers confirmed, but that lock down has since been lifted.

A School Resource Officer who is also a with the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the incident.

Rogers said that the child who allegedly made the post will face disciplinary actions and will be brought in for an expulsion hearing.

At Least 17 Dead In `Horrific` Florida School Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school yesterday that killed 17 people and sent students running for their lives, according to law enforcement officers on the scene.

17 victims died, after being taken to Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health North, Broward Health Medical Center and Boca West Medical Center.

Victims include students and adults, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was taken into custody off campus.

The student reportedly slipped out of the school after the shooting by blending in with other students who were trying to escape, according to two law enforcement sources and an eyewitness.

Cruz had “countless magazines” and was believed to have an AR-15 rifle, the sheriff noted.

The sheriff said that Cruz had attended the school but was expelled for disciplinary reasons.

John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Students were seen running out of the school with their hands up as authorities with guns drawn swarmed the area.

Other students were seen lined up one by one, leaving the area in an orderly fashion.

Some students were hysterical, reported ABC affiliate WPLG.

A mother shaking with worry told reporters that her daughter said she was OK, huddled in a locked classroom.

“She’s terrified,” the mother said. “I’m glad that she’s able to text.”

Still locked in. I checked the local news and there is 20 victims. Long live Majory Stoneman Douglas High.

— Aj22000 (@TheCaptainAidan) February 14, 2018

A Freshman student, Samuel Dykes, told the Orlando Sentinel that he was on the third floor of the school when he heard gunshots.

Officers reportedly told students to look forward as they evacuated, but Dykes told reporters that he saw several bodies in a classroom.

Another mother said that her daughter “keeps telling me to stay away. ‘Be safe, Mom, stay away.‘”

“I won’t stay away,” she said, telling her daughter, “I’m your mother.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel called it a “horrific homicidal act.”

Investigators are currently probing Cruz’s social media accounts for clues, the sheriff said, calling some of the things posted “very disturbing.”

If you see something, say something,” Israel said at a news conference earlier today. “If anybody has any indicator that someone’s going through a behavioral change, on social media if there are disturbing photos, perhaps bombs or firearms or just videos or pictures that are just not right, please make sure law enforcement knows about it.”

On Wednesday evening,  law enforcement presence was strong – consisting of both the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was spotted at the Lantana Cascade Mobile Home Park in Lake Worth.

Pierre Jospitre said that he was pulling into his driveway from work when he saw the suspect on the ground with an official on top of him.

John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Within a few seconds, several law enforcement officers swarmed the area, Jospitre said, adding that when the suspect was picked up off the ground, he was vomiting and was not walking right.

It has been reported that the school will be closed for the rest of the week, Broward County Public Schools announced Wednesday night.

There are over 3,000 students at the school, according to its website. Broward County Public Schools superintendent said grief counselors would be available for all students.

President Donald Trump tweeted, “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.” 

My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018

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