Sometimes hate runs in the family.
Morgan Roof is the younger sister of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who was convicted of shooting nine African-American parishioners to death at a Charleston, North Carolina church in 2015. Morgan, 18, allegedly made a hateful post to Snapchat on Wednesday, stating that she hopes the teens participating in the National Walkout Day to protest gun violence "get shot."
"Your [sic] 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? 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," Morgan posted, according to a screenshot of her snap, which went viral on social media on Wednesday.
That very same day, Morgan was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds, according to The State in Columbia, South Carolina. She was allegedly caught on school grounds with pepper spray and a knife, according to WLTX-TV in Columbia. An administrator at A.C. Flora High School tipped off a school resource officer.
Susan Childs, the principal at the school, sent out a letter to concerned parents and community members, addressing multiple incidents that occurred at the school Wednesday, including the one involving Roof.
"As many of you know, today was set as a time for a student walkout. Our student leaders had asked to be allowed to spend seventeen minutes to remember each of the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting," Childs wrote. "A student used social media to post a hateful message. 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."
Childs' letter continues to say there was a separate verbal disagreement at the school as well as an unloaded gun that was recovered on campus.
Roof was given a $5,000 cash bond and was screened for a public defender. She is not allowed to return to A.C. Flora, according to WLTX-TV.
[Photo: Richland County Sheriff's Department]