Suspicious package sends 2 N. Charleston schools on E-learning day

Police clear area, say package found to be safe
The Charleston County School District notified parents early Friday morning about the investigation and the eLearning plans.
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 7:17 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 9:26 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston Police say they have reopened roads around two North Charleston schools after investigating a suspicious package.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., North Charleston Police, the Charleston County Bomb Squad and Charleston County security officials responded to a call about a suspicious package at North Charleston High School, North Charleston Police spokesman Harve Jacobs said.

That package prompted the Charleston County School District to notify parents before 7 a.m. Friday morning that North Charleston High School and the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies would conduct emergency eLearning days on Friday, district spokesman Andy Pruitt said.

The school said in a message sent to parents Friday morning that it was not clear how long it will be before the potential threat is resolved, so both schools are moving to “emergency eLearning Days.” Once staff members have coordinated their work plans, they will be in touch with students electronically to explain the day’s procedure, the message stated.

“We realize this is a significant inconvenience,” the message stated. “Our most important priority is the safety of the school community.”

“A package was found outside the school and was found to be safe,” Jacob said.

Police cleared the scene just before 7 a.m. and all streets that had been shut down because of the investigation were reopened, he said.

The investigation is ongoing.