Courts & Crime

School shooting in Myrtle Beach injuries one, shooter arrested

Police bomb squads removed multiple devices from Socastee High School in South Carolina on Tuesday after a shooting inside forced an evacuation, left a school resource officer injured and led to a student's arrest, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.

Later Tuesday night, police also removed several items of interest from the home of the student on Belmont Park Drive, according to Lt. Keith Strickland. But Strickland couldn't elaborate on what was taken from the home.

Kegler said police found devices he did not describe as explosive inside the school between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m., hours after students had been sent home from Socastee High.

Bomb squads from Horry County Police Department, the State Law Enforcement Division and Myrtle Beach Police Department, each using a bomb-sniffing dog, searched the school, Kegler said.

"Multiple devices were found in the school. The bomb squad is working on rendering them safe," Kegler said Tuesday evening.

"There was a mention of a suspicious device and as a result the bomb team is here." Kegler said about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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