Roof was charged with one count of marijuana possession and two counts of carrying a weapon on school grounds. Morgan Roof has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. No students were harmed as a result of this incident. The arrest came after she posted a message to Snapchat saying that she hoped students participating in Wednesday’s walkout of classes to protest gun violence would “get shot.” South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster released a statement following the arrest that said “potential tragedy” had been avoided at the school.
AC Flora High School
The principal of AC Flora said in a statement to parents and students: “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.” In January 2017, Dylann Roof was sentenced to death by lethal injection. Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges and was found guilty by a jury in Charleston on 33 counts of federal hate crimes. He is currently awaiting execution at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind.