Horry County high school closes after flags burned

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 5:54 PM

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) -- A Horry County high school has been evacuated for the day after someone burned several American flags outside the front entrance before school started.  

Officials at St. James High School found the burned flags around 6:20 a.m. Monday and called Horry County Police. When investigators reviewed surveillance video, they say they saw the suspect do other suspicious things and decided to keep students and teachers outside.  

Police said Monday afternoon they arrested a 17-year-old man and charges were pending. A photo of the suspect released earlier showed a man dressed in all black.  

The students and teachers were eventually taken to St. James Middle School, where they will remain the rest of Monday.  

So far, authorities say nothing else suspicious has been found.

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