Authorities Arrest Dylann Roof's Sister For Bringing Weapons to School On National Walkout Day

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 12:15 AM
Authorities Arrest Dylann Roof's Sister For Bringing Weapons to School On National Walkout Day

The younger sister of Charleston, South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof, was arrested for bringing weapons and drugs to A.C. Flora High School on Wednesday. 

School administrators contacted the School Resource Officer about a social media post the 18-year-old Morgan Roof had posted on Snapchat about the National Walkout that was taking place across the nation.

When the Resource Officer searched Roof, marijuana, pepper spray and a knife were found in her possession, WIS-TV reported.

Roof was arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center The Post-Carrier reported. She was let out on a $5,000 bond and told to stay away from the high school.

The school's principal, Susan Childs, shared the following letter with students and parents on Twitter: 

Dear Flora Family,

AC Flora is fortunate to have a close and caring community which is open to sharing information. I want to thank those of you who have called to share concerns about what you may have heard from our students. In an effort to stop rumors, I would like to explain recent events that have occurred at AC Flora.

As many of you know, today was set as a time for a student walkout. Our student leaders had asked to be allowed to spend seventeen minutes to remember each of the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. This student-led event was voluntary. The walkout went well with only a minor verbal disagreement that occurred at dismissal from the event. A rumor then started that a certain student had a weapon. This was heavily investigated and found to be inaccurate. In a separate situation, a student used social media to post a hateful message. The posting was not a threat, but was extremely inappropriate. That student was dealt with in a swift and severe manner as the posting caused quite a disruption.

In an isolated incident yesterday, administration was notified that there was possibly a weapon on campus. Through diligent work from the Assistant Principals and the School Resource Officers, an unloaded weapon was recovered. The investigation of this matter involves law enforcement as well as school officials. Discipline for students involved will follow the Richland One Code of Conduct.

I realize that rumors and the tragic school shootings in Florida are events that can cause anxiety for our students, parents, faculty, and the community. Be assured that the safety of our students will always be our top priority. We must continue to work together to maintain a safe and positive learning environment. Please feel free to contact me at 803.807.8697 if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Susan Childs

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) tweeted out his response to the threat: