CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – The teenage sister of avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to die for the 2015 massacre at a historic South Carolina black church, was arrested for carrying weapons and drugs at her high school, police said on Thursday.
Morgan Roof, 18, had a knife, pepper spray and marijuana when she was searched at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, according to Richland County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Curtis Wilson said in a telephone interview.
Roof was charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds.
Wilson said in a statement on Wednesday that school administrators had acted appropriately by calling the school resource officer to arrest Roof for violating school policy.
“No students were harmed as a result of this incident,” Wilson said.
The arrest came on the morning of a walkout by tens of thousands of students nationwide to demand stronger gun laws following last month’s Florida school shooting, in which 14 students and three faculty were killed.
Morgan Roof also made a racially