Troubled North Augusta teen club closed

Law enforcement closed down a North Augusta teen club plagued by problems earlier this week.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety closed Club Fusion, located on Jefferson Davis Highway, Monday due to the club’s violation of several fire codes, said Chief John Thomas.

Deputies observed the violations when investigating a report of a bomb threat around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, he said. The department, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol evacuated the building, but no explosives were found, according to a police report. Officers did report hearing gunshots in the parking lot after the evacuation.

“When we were investigating, we noticed materials stored in rooms improperly, sprinkler adjustments needed to be made and other things concerned us,” Chief Thomas said.

The department will not re-open the club until the building is brought up to code.

Between May and November, nearly 40 calls were made to police about the establishment, according to Lt. Tim Pearson.

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