School goes on brief lockdown following report of shots fired nearby

School goes on brief lockdown following report of shots fired nearby

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Berkeley County middle school went on a brief administrative lockdown Tuesday afternoon as deputies investigated a report of shots fired nearby.

Sedgefield Middle School went on lockdown at approximately 1:22 p.m. as a precaution, according to Berkeley County School District spokesman Chip Sturgis. At no time were any students in danger, Sturgis said.

Deputies notified the school district of the report of shots fired in the area of Rutt Lane, Berkeley Sheriff's spokesman Dan Moon said.

Deputies found several shell casings in the area, Moon said, but did not find any sign of a shooter, a shooting victim or any damage.

Authorities notified the school that there was no apparent threat in the area and the school went off lockdown at 1:39 p.m., Sturgis said.

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