Woodmont student arrested for making bomb threats


Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested an 18 year old Woodmont student for making bomb threats related to graduation services on social media today (Tuesday). According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after receiving information from a parent who had intercepted messages off social media. These messages were sent by an 18 year old student at Woodmont High School making bomb threats at graduation ceremonies along with threats to cause harm to those attending.

Investigators completed the investigation this afternoon and the suspect, Bejamin Aguste Slezak, 302 Timberfield Way Simpsonville, was charged and taken into custody for making Bomb Threats. Slezak is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center and a bond hearing is scheduled for 9:30 this evening.

The Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with both the Greenville County School District and Furman University Police, where ceremonies will be held, will have increased security measures put into place such as additional law enforcement presence at ceremonies as well as intermittent security searches of the area throughout the day.