A 12-year-old student at Banks Trail Middle School was taken into emergency protective custody last week after authorities learned she may have paperwork involving several students’ names on it, according to a police report released today.

   Fort Mill Police Officer R.T. Hill didn’t specify the contents of the paperwork, but the documents were concerning enough that school officials called in a police officer and conducted a threat assessment. Eventually, the girl was placed into custody and taken to Piedmont Medical Center, the report says.

   At the same time that school administrators and the officer were looking into the documents on Nov. 20, DSS officials arrived at the school about an unrelated October incident involving the same girl. Authorities interviewed the student about issues at home and at school, which led to the hospital trip.

   The girl’s mother was contacted, and she informed authorities that she was headed to the hospital where her daughter was being taken.

   “This investigation is still open due to the paperwork that was given to admin at the start of the day,” the Fort Mill police report says. “At this time, no charges are being made, but may be brought forward at a later date.”

   In other crime reports from Fort Mill Schools, a 15-year-old student at Catawba Ridge High School tried to run out of the school on Friday after making a threat. A special education teacher said the boy had “told another student that he was going to shoot up the school.” The statement was allegedly made before the teen tried to flee the school.

   The student told the officer that he and his father had not been getting along recently. Also, the teen confessed that he had not been taking his medication for at least a week.

   Nothing was found in the student’s belongings. “Due to the circumstances, I will be letting the school handle the discipline,” the school officer said in the FMPD report.

This story is based on incident reports involving Fort Mill Schools that were filed in the last week by the Fort Mill Police Department. The school-related reports were released on Wednesday.


Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...