Report of student with firearm result of student’s joke, deputies say

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCSC) - Beaufort County deputies say they determined there was no credible threat at a high school where a 911 call reported a student had a firearm.

Deputies say dispatchers received a call about the possible threat at Battery Creek High School Thursday afternoon as the school was conducting a lockdown drill.

A school resource officer was on campus during the lockdown drill and other deputies responded to help investigate the tip, but they were able to determine the call resulted from a joke that a male student made claiming he had a firearm.

That student was identified, located and it was determined that he did not have a firearm on school property, deputies say.

The student was being interviewed and deputies say there was no threat to school safety.

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