Social media post leads to heightened security at Palmetto High – Thursday


Palmetto High School was put on heightened alert on Thursday after a social media post indicated a threat, which was later deemed not credible, officials said.
The Williamston Police Department investigated several social media posts warning of a potential shooting at Palmetto High School. The department said the posts where are found not credible and considered them to be rumors.
Anderson School District One released the following statement: “The school and district are aware of a threat regarding Palmetto on social media. Investigation has determined that there is no information suggesting this is a credible threat. However, out of an abundance of caution, there will be additional security at Palmetto today.”
As a precaution, extra security and expanded security procedures were put in place for Thursday morning.
Anyone with further information is asked to email the police department’s tip line at or call 864-847-4102.