Sheriff’s office: Lockdown lifted for 2 Williamsburg Co. schools

Deputies responded to M.B. Lee Middle School about a shooting threat.
Deputies responded to M.B. Lee Middle School about a shooting threat.
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 1:39 PM EST
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WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY S.C. (WCSC) - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office says the Wednesday lockdown for a middle school and a high school in the Hemingway area has been lifted.

Deputies responded to M.B. Lee Middle School about a shooting threat.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office says there was no active shooter on campus, but the school was put on lockdown.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

In a statement, the Williamsburg County School District said because of the “threat,” Hemingway High School was also placed on lockdown.

The lockdown was scheduled to continue for the rest of the school day, according to the district.

All evening activities at both schools have been canceled for Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.