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Report of armed person put Berkeley High School on lockdown; football game postponed

Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 2:14 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2021 at 7:07 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley High School went on lockdown Friday afternoon after a report of an armed person on campus.

District spokesperson Katie Tanner said law enforcement responded to the school and were completing a full search but said the report remained unsubstantiated.

EMS also responded to the school during the lockdown when a student experienced an unspecified medical emergency.

“Students are safe but will remain on lockdown until law enforcement advises that lockdown can be lifted,” Tanner said. She added there was no SWAT situation at the school.

District spokesman Brian Troutman confirmed Friday afternoon Moncks Corner Police were on campus to assist school administrators after a pair of student fights.

The district released an email to parents earlier in the day after the pair of fights, which they classified as “isolated,” to alert them about the presence of law enforcement at the school.

District officials said the school will dismiss at its normal time Friday.

However, the football game between Berkeley High School and Cane Bay High School was postponed late Friday afternoon. It will now take place at noon Saturday.

“Due to multiple student altercations that took place at school, the game will be played without spectators,” district officials said. “Officials made this determination, based on information and experience, in an effort to prevent any further altercations.”

The district said attendance for the game will be limited to players, coaches, administrators, and essential event staff.

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