Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Burke High student receives Twitter threat

"I dont like no big crowd, will wait until I catch you alone," tweet reads

Posted by Paul Bowers on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

A Burke High School student told the Charleston Police Department Friday about a threat she received via Twitter.

According to a police report, on the morning of Fri. May 10, a woman contacted police about the threat made against her daughter, who is 16 years old. The daughter and her father went to the police station the same day and reported that on Thurs. May 9 around 8 p.m., she "received a Tweet message from an ex-friend" that read, "I dont like no big crowd, will wait until I catch you alone," according to the report. It is unclear from the report whether this was a direct message or a tweet.

The report states that the victim and the suspect attend classes together at Burke. A spokesman for the Charleston Police Department says no arrests have been made, but an investigator plans to meet with the parents of the girl who sent the tweet.

The incident occurred shortly after another Twitter incident in the Charleston County School District. Last week, a constituent school board got involved after a School of the Arts student tweeted the "I wish a nigga would" meme at an African-American student.

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