SC JROTC instructor charged with pointing gun

CAMDEN, S.C. — A junior ROTC instructor at Camden High School has been charged with pointing a gun at a 12-year-old boy.

Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Loren Webb of Lugoff was arrested Jan. 19 and has been suspended with pay while the case is investigated.

Webb is accused of pointing a gun at a neighbor's 12-year-old son when he tried to retrieve his dog from Webb's yard. The boy told Kershaw County sheriff's deputies that Webb pointed the gun at the dog and then the boy, saying he would shoot the dog if he came on his property.

Webb's attorney, Deborah Butcher, says her client was carrying a flashlight during the Dec. 20 confrontation, not a gun.

School district spokeswoman Mary Anne Byrd says Webb as been at Camden High since 2007 and works with the drill and rifle team in the fall.

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