Crime Stoppers offering $500 reward after Timberland High School bomb threats

Three bomb threats in the past few weeks have cleared Timberland High School, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward to catch the culprit.

The Berkeley County school near St. Stephen was evacuated Aug. 28, Tuesday and Thursday, according to Berkeley County spokesman Michael Mule.

The first threat was called in at 8:24 a.m., according to an incident report. Tuesday’s was called in 2:02 p.m. Both callers were female and demanded that the school be evacuated within a certain amount of time before she blew it up.

An incident report for Thursday’s threat was not immediately available, but the threat was called in during the morning hours. All of the bomb threats were found to be hoaxes.

“These false calls are disruptive to the school and tie up the sheriff’s deputies and the fire department equipment and personnel,” Lt. Bill Holling, Crime Stoppers coordinator, said in an email Thursday.

Agencies who searched the school after the Aug. 28 threat included Berkeley and Charleston County sheriff’s offices and Charleston Joint Air Force Base’s K9 unit.

Anyone with information about the threats can submit tips anonymously by calling 843-554-1111 or 1-888-CRIME-SC, sending a text starting with CSL to 274637 or on the website at 5541111.com. Tips that lead to an arrest may earn a cash reward up to $500.

Dave Munday contributed to this report. Reach Melissa Boughton at 937-5594 or at Twitter.com/mboughtonPC.