The principal of a South Carolina high school where pipe bombs were discovered and disarmed after a shooting confirmed Wednesday that a second student was being questioned in the incident.
Socastee High School principal Paul Browning said police asked the second student about the Tuesday afternoon event at the school in the northeast part of the state, and the student was released to his parents.
The incident began when a freshman confronted an on-campus officer and fired a gun before being taken into custody, police said. Students were evacuated to a football field and bomb squads removed and disarmed the explosive devices.
The students returned to school Wednesday after walking through metal detectors, which will be used for the rest of the week.
Detectives also interviewed other students Wednesday about the incident and reports that comments had been posted on a social networking site before the shooting, Browning said. He could not confirm that any of the comments came from the freshman.