Police : Threat targeting Berkeley High School came from video game live stream

VIDEO: Threat targeting Berkeley High School came during live stream of video game, police say

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Moncks Corner Police are investigating a social media threat made against Berkeley High School over the weekend.

The threat came through a live-streaming video game, according to Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic.

Ollic said the school is in good shape and no incidents had been reported.

Earlier on Monday, the Berkeley County School District posted to its Facebook page that there would be an increased presence of law enforcement at the school Monday in response to the threat.

District leaders are aware of “the report quickly circulating on social media tonight concerning an anonymous threatening message received by a student that attends Berkeley High School,” the post stated.

The Berkeley County School District’s Safety and Security team is working with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office to identify the source of the threat, the post stated.

“We take all matters concerning student and school safety seriously, and we appreciate those who are reporting these concerns and helping to keep schools safe,” the post states. “We also appreciate the immediate response of law enforcement and their commitment to ensuring our schools remain safe learning environments.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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