Columbia, S.C. – The younger sister of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested on drug and weapons charges at her high school on March 14, after she posted a threatening message on social media.
Morgan Roof, 18, was charged with one count of marijuana possession and two counts of carrying a weapon on school grounds, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Her brother, Dylann Roof, was sentenced to death for shooting and killing nine black people at a South Carolina church in 2015 in an attempt to start a race war.
Authorities said that a school employee alerted a school resource officer that Roof had made a disturbing social media post that appeared to be a threat to students participating National Walkout Day.
When she was searched on Wednesday, the teenager had a knife, pepper spray, and marijuana with her at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, according to The State.
Her Snapchat, which alarmed fellow students and some faculty, referred to the day across the country when high school students planned to walk out of their classes to protest gun violence.
“Your walking out for the allowed time of 17min, they are letting you do this, nothing is gonna change what tf you think it’s gonna do? I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway. No offense ofc buuut,” she posted.
Principal Susan Childs said Roof’s “hateful message” on Snapchat “caused quite a disruption” at the school.
“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,” Childs said in a released statement. “Be assured that the safety of our students will always be our top priority.”
Roof was arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to the New York Daily News.
On March 13, two A.C. Flora High School students were arrested and charged for having weapons at the school, according to The State.
In that case, the sheriff’s department recovered a Smith & Wesson .380 handgun.