The youthful sister of Dylann Roof, the convicted mass assassin who killed nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly bringing weapons to her faculty on the identical day the National Student Walkout was deliberate.
Morgan Roof, an 18-year-old scholar of A.C. Flora Excessive College in Columbia, South Carolina, was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on faculty grounds, according to The State newspaper.
An administrator on the faculty alerted a faculty useful resource officer that a scholar on campus had made a threatening and racist Snapchat publish and introduced pepper spray and a knife to high school. The Richland County Sheriff’s Division later confirmed that the coed was Morgan Roof.
Roof’s Snapchat publish criticized her schoolmates at Flora Excessive for taking part within the nationwide scholar walkouts in protest of gun violence on Wednesday. The protests have been being held on the one-month anniversary of a horrific mass taking pictures that left 17 useless at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College in Parkland, Florida.
“I hope it’s a lure and y’all get shot,” Roof wrote of the protest at her faculty, in keeping with a screenshot of her Snapchat publish.
“We all know it’s fixing to be nothing however black individuals walkin out anyway.
Roof’s racist publish was particularly disturbing contemplating the heinous crimes of her brother, who’s an avowed white supremacist.
In June 2015, Dylann Roof walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and opened fireplace on a Bible research group. He killed 9 individuals. The 22-year-old shooter was discovered responsible on 33 federal expenses and sentenced to death.
One in all Dylann Roof’s mates advised investigators that he hoped the massacre would start a race war.
In a letter to college students, dad and mom and college, Principal Susan Childs mentioned that a scholar’s social media publish precipitated “fairly a disruption” on campus. Childs’ letter didn’t establish Morgan Roof however described her publish as a “hateful message” that was “extraordinarily inappropriate.”
Chris Slick, a neighbor of the Roofs, told The Post and Courier that Morgan Roof wasn’t hateful.
“Tragedy has struck this household once more,” Slick advised the newspaper.
“This isn’t the Morgan I knew. She didn’t hate individuals. She didn’t have prejudices like this — in truth, I witnessed the alternative,” he added. “I hope that sooner or later, sooner or later she finds peace and seeks forgiveness for what she did at this time. I can not say I want the identical for her brother.”
In a collection of tweets, Gov. Henry McMaster mentioned that “potential tragedy was avoided” at Flora Excessive on Wednesday. He additionally referred to as on the state Basic Meeting to go laws requiring police officers to be present at each faculty.
Regulation enforcement officers took Morgan Roof to the Richland County Detention Center, in keeping with CBS affiliate WLTX 19. She was launched on a $5,000 bond with the situation that she not return to high school.
- This text initially appeared on HuffPost.