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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Aug. 23, 2019) - On August 21, our
agency received a call from a school official at Carolina Park Academy
regarding an individual who made disturbing statements about possibly harming
students. Through the quick actions of the school staff, crossing guards and
our officers we were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody
without incident. The partnership with our community is integral to our mission
and we cherish the relationship we have with our citizens, businesses, and
As a result of the circumstances surrounding this
suspicious person, our Department is continuing to work with our state,
federal, and mental health partners to ensure the safety of our
community. All of the Mount Pleasant public schools have an assigned
School Resource Officer and we are constantly patrolling private schools
and daycare centers.
During the bond hearing, the suspect was given a
$500,000 bond and will be required to have electronic
monitoring. The suspect is still in custody and we will keep the
community apprised of his release.
I want to thank the community, again, for their
quick response in alerting us! As we move forward, remember that if you see
something, say something!