GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – Carolina High School was on lockdown Friday after Jakeese Daquan Taylor, 17, threatened to shoot his classmates and teachers, police said. He was taken into custody and the lockdown was lifted.
A Greenville County student was taken into custody Friday after threatening to shoot students and staff at Carolina High School, according to an arrest warrant.
Jakeese Daquan Taylor, 17, faces a charge of disturbing school, according to deputies.
The school went into lockdown about 10:40 a.m. after several students informed the administration that a student, who was not at school, had posted the threats, according to Greenville County School District spokesman Oby Lyles.
At the time the school was put on lockdown Lyles said law enforcement had located the student and were on their way to arrest him.
Lyles said the lockdown was lifted around 10:50 a.m.
Deputies said they were able to identify Taylor and confirmed he did make the treats.
The arrest warrant said Taylor “made verbal threats to cause injury to the staff members and students at Carolina Academy by shooting them.”
The warrant said the lockdown after the threats “willfully and unnecessarily” disturbed the operations of the school.
He was taken to the Greenville County Detention Center, according to deputies.