COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of Dylann Roof’s sister (all times local):
A neighbor of Dylann Roof’s family says Roof’s sister who was arrested earlier this week never showed any unusual behavior.
Chris Slick says he was saddened to hear that deputies in South Carolina say 18-year-old Morgan Roof brought marijuana, pepper spray and a knife to her Columbia high school on Wednesday.
Slick told The Associated Press that she was shy and kind and never showed any signs of racism.
Richland County deputies charged Roof with marijuana possession and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds. She was ordered to stay away from her school, A.C. Flora High School, as a condition of her $5,000 bond.
Her brother, Dylann Roof, was convicted of fatally shooting nine African-American parishioners at a Charleston church in 2015.
Deputies say the sister of church shooter Dylann Roof has been arrested for bringing drugs, pepper spray and a knife to her South Carolina school.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department tells WIS-TV 18-year-old Morgan Roof was arrested Wednesday after an administrator at A.C. Flora High School had contacted a school resource officer.
Roof is charged with marijuana possession and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds. A judge set her bond at $5,000. She was screened for a public defender. She is not allowed to return to the school.
Investigators say Roof also posted a Snapchat that alarmed fellow students, but was not arrested for it.
School principal Susan Childs posted a letter to parents on the school’s Twitter page explaining what occurred while students walked out to remember the 17 killed in the Parkland, Florida, Valentine’s Day school shooting.
Dylann Roof was convicted of fatally shooting nine African-American parishioners at a Charleston church in 2015.
Information from: WIS-TV, <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.wistv.com”>http://www.wistv.com</a>