Facebook user threatens students at Byrnes High

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DUNCAN, SC (FOX Carolina) – A Byrnes High School student reported receiving multiple threats online against him and Byrnes High, according to District Five administrators.

On Saturday, a spokesperson for District Five said extremely vulgar threats were made on Facebook that specifically targeted those who are Jewish and Muslims at Byrnes. A student alerted law enforcement of the threats on Friday.

The student was able to screenshot the posts and deputies interviewed him about the incident, according to the report.

In the report the student said the threats stated that a user going by the name of Xaver Lotz on Facebook was going to “kill Jews and Muslims at Byrnes High School,” and that the killings would take place on Tuesday.

Other comments made by the user include:

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The incident is currently under investigation as deputies work to identify the source of the threats.

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