Lockdown lifted for 5 Berkeley Co. schools
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have not found evidence of the threat that put five Berkeley County schools on lockdown, according to the district.
Five schools: Goose Creek High, Sedgefield Middle, Mount Holly Elementary, Howe Hall AIMS and Goose Creek Elementary, were put on a lockdown Wednesday.
The Berkeley County School District says the lockdowns were started by a call to Goose Creek High regarding a potential threat to campus safety and to schools in the area. The schools eventually went on a full lockdown “as a precautionary measure,” the district says.
Law enforcement is still completing their investigation, according to the district; but has not found evidence to confirm a legitimate threat to campus or student safety.
All schools have resumed normal operations and will follow their normal dismissal procedures. There will be a continued law enforcement presence in the area as a precaution.
The district issued the following statement on the incident:
Safety and security is our number one priority, and we take all reports concerning safety seriously. Please continue to encourage your children to report any concerns they may have to a school staff member so that appropriate investigation and action can be taken to ensure safety on our campus. We appreciate students who help to keep our campuses safe.
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