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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

Two Edisto High School students are facing disciplinary action after an incident involving pepper spray on Wednesday morning, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The incident happened around 9:25 a.m. at the school, located at 500 R M Foster Road, Cordova.

A 14-year-old female student entered a third-period math class while allegedly concealing a pink canister of pepper spray on her keyring in her book bag, the report said.

She told deputies that she put her book bag down and a 14-year-old male student reached into her book bag without permission.

He allegedly grabbed the canister and sprayed the contents into the class where other students were present.

School administrators immediately sent all of the students to the nurse’s office for evaluation after being exposed to the pepper spray.

Administrators contacted the parents of the two 14-year-old students.

School administrators also put the two students up for expulsion hearings due to the level-three offense, the report said.

A deputy forwarded a copy of the incident report and the students’ disciplinary history to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice for review.

Officials released the two students to their parents after the parents signed juvenile custodial release forms.

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In other reports:

• A Regional Medical Center nurse reported Wednesday that a mother and her newly delivered baby tested positive for marijuana, according to an incident report.

The nurse told the deputy that she’d already spoken with the S.C. Department of Social Services.

• An employee at Sunshine Recycling, located at 1105 Cannon Bridge Road, Cordova, called law enforcement on Wednesday after someone brought in 17 catalytic converters, according to an incident report.

The employee told deputies that the quantity of catalytic converters seemed unusual.

The man who brought them to the business had a permit out of Hampton County.

A deputy checked the catalytic converters due to recent thefts and confirmed they weren’t related to those cases.

A deputy also spoke to the man who brought the catalytic converters to the business.

The man told the deputy he got them from a friend’s junkyard, the report said.



of Public Safety

A Dantzler Street woman reported Tuesday that someone stole her Craftsman riding lawnmower with a 42-inch deck. The lawnmower is valued at $1,800.

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