Morgan Roof, the 18-year-old sister of convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of carrying weapons on college property and possession of marijuana, according to records obtained by The Washington Post.
Morgan, a scholar at A.C. Flora Excessive College in Columbia, South Carolina, is being charged on allegations of carrying a knife and pepper spray. According to WACH FOX 57 in Columbia, no college students have been harmed and Roof is now on the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Heart. WACH Fox 57 reported that at her court docket look on Wednesday, her bond was set at $5,000, and he or she was ordered to not return to the scene of the incident.
According to The Post and Courier, authorities mentioned that her arrest got here after she allegedly posted on Snapchat that “I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot” and “we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway,” in reference to classmates taking part in the National School Walkout on Tuesday, March 14, to protest gun violence.
“A student used social media to post hateful messages,” Susan Childs, the varsity’s principal, said in a statement to parents. “The posting was not a threat, but was extremely inappropriate. That student was dealt with in a swift and severe manner as the posting caused quite a disruption.”
Some users on Twitter observed that the reference to race in Morgan’s social media posting echoed the racial motivations of her brother, who shot and killed 9 black members of a Charleston church in 2015. Dylann Roof, a self-described white supremacist, informed authorities he wanted to start a race war. He’s serving a sentence of life in prison without parole. Creator N.Okay. Jemison wrote on Twitter, “Not surprising. Roof didn’t get radicalized in a vacuum.” And Amanda Marcotte, a political author for Salon, wrote, “This story really illustrates what more liberals, especially white liberals, need to understand: The gun thing is about a culture war. It’s about race and gender, albeit in often inchoate ways.”