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West Ashley High School spent most of day on lockdown after phone threat

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

West Ashley High School spent most of Friday on lockdown after school officials received a threat by telephone, school officials say.

The school's front office received a call with a "vague and generalized demand to evacuate," according to school spokesman Donald Newton.

Parents were notified as the school was placed on lockdown at approximately 10:45 a.m. School district security and Charleston police immediately responded to the school to do a thorough sweep, Newton said.

Students were not evacuated and classes went on as normal. The lockdown was cleared in time to release students as scheduled for the weekend, Newton said.

"At no time was the safety of any person on campus compromised and school dismissed without incident," Newton said.

After school activities on Friday and scheduled events on campus on Saturday will continue as planned.

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