Student charged in bomb threat

First Byline: 
Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

Instead of returning to school after Christmas break, a Blackville-Hilda High School student has been charged following a bomb threat last month.
Jessie Scandel Pisa, 18, of Barnwell, was charged Jan. 7 with disturbing a school and making a bomb threat/giving false information about bomb threat, first offense, said Barnwell County Sheriff Ed Carroll.
The charges stem from a Dec. 17 incident at Blackville-Hilda High School where Pisa is accused of typing a threatening message on a graphing calculator. It read, "Whoever is reading this...there is a bomb in the school," stated a press release from Barnwell District 19. No bomb or bomb making materials were found.
Charges were not filed immediately following the incident due to the investigation and Pisa being placed in "a facility" for evaluation, said Carroll.
Pisa was issued a $1,000 bond for the disturbance charge and a $5,000 bond for the bomb threat charge on Jan. 7. He was released to the Barnwell County Detention Center, said Blackville Magistrate Judge Jimmy Gantt.
BCDC confirmed Pisa posted bail Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Pisa is restricted from returning to any Blackville-Hilda Public School property, said Gantt.