Richland County Sheriff’s Department


Blythewood Student Arrested for Weapon on School Grounds

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of a 17- year old male student charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, and simple possession of marijuana. RCSD deputies arrested the male student without incident.

On Friday morning, March 23, 2018 at 10901 Wilson Boulevard (Blythewood High School), RCSD School Resource Office was notified by students about a video posted to Snapchat. The video was of the student, posing with a gun in the school’s parking lot. The student was identified and brought into the school administrator’s office.  The Sheriff stated that marijuana was found in the student’s back pack and an unloaded handgun, with rounds in a magazine, located in his vehicle.    

The student was has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.  

March 24, 2018

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