Police: 17-year-old student charged after 911 call sent Berkeley High School into lockdown

Cooper Smith (Source: Moncks Corner Police Dept.)
Cooper Smith (Source: Moncks Corner Police Dept.)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A student who allegedly made an unlawful phone call Monday morning is facing charges, police say.

Cooper Smith, 17, is charged with filing a false police report in connection with an alleged gunman at Berkeley High School, according to Moncks Corner police chief Rick Ollic.

The school was placed on lockdown Monday morning for roughly 30 minutes. Ollic said they received a 911 call about someone on campus with a gun, but nothing was found.

The Berkeley County School District released the following statement after lockdown was over:

During a crisis, or when we must take precautionary measures related to a potential crisis, the most reliable information will always come from law enforcement and/or Berkeley County School District.

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