The sister of convicted killer Dylann Roof was arrested on Wednesday after she reportedly caught with weapons at a South Carolina school, a day after she allegedly posted a threatening message on social media.
WIS 10 reports that Morgan Roof, 18, was arrested at AC Flora High School in Columbia on Wednesday afternoon, after students reported they saw threatening messages posted on her Snapchat account the previous day. Apparently, the teen was in protest on the National Walkout Day, in which students nationwide walked out of their classrooms in support of gun control.
“Your walking out for the allowed time of 17min, they are letting you do this, nothing is gonna change what tf you think it’s gonna do?” Morgan Roof reportedly posted on Snapchat. “I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway. No offense ofc buuut.”
This is Morgan Roof, Dylann Roofs little sister, her snapchats there and all do your thang twitter pic.twitter.com/MttSF875is
— tatianna (@theonlytyy) March 14, 2018
Morgan Roof’s brother, Dylann Roof, was sentenced to death for the 2015 fatal shootings of nine black church-goers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Dylann Roof admitted that the killings were racially-motivated and described himself as a white supremist. He showed no remorse for the victims.
“I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did. I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed,” Dylann Roof wrote while in jail. “I have shed a tear of self-pity for myself. I feel pity that I had to do what I did in the first place.”
According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, authorities detained Morgan Roof at the high school and found her in possession of marijuana, pepper spray, and a knife. She was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center but later bonded out on $500.
No students were physically hurt by the suspect, who reportedly shares updates and thoughts on social media about her brother. She’s been expelled from AC Flora and no longer allowed on campus.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Morgan Roof/Richland County Sheriff’s Office]