Police stationed at Stratford High School following reported gun threat

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Goose Creek police were stationed at Stratford High School on Thursday morning following a gun threat which reportedly surfaced on social media Wednesday.

A number of police cruisers were observed outside the school by parents as they dropped their children off Thursday morning.

Principal Conrad Lopes emailed parents of students at 8:40 a.m. to let them know the school was "working closely with police authorities to fully investigate a rumor that implied a possible risk."

"Information - and occasionally misunderstandings - can travel very quickly with today's technology, making it difficult to stay ahead of what is fact and what is faction," Lopes stated.

The principal added that the school would operate on a normal schedule, and "as added precaution in response to the initial rumor, our administrative arrived at school early to address concerns from parents, and we are supplementing our usual precautionary measures by having police provide additional coverage to our school."

Goose Creek Police Department Captain John Grainger said officers who responded to the school at 7 a.m. ended up leaving around 8:30 a.m.  Only the school resource officer remained behind for the rest of the day.

If you have questions or concerns, you can call the school at 820-4000.

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