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Sheriff says no threat in school lockdown

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NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office says  there was no credible threat after a lockdown at Mid Carolina High School Wednesday morning. 

Sheriff Lee Foster said the school received an anonymous tip about the possibility of a weapon on school campus just after 9:30a.m. Wednesday.  Foster said the tip was not credible.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office and members of the School District of Newberry County Administration staff responded to the school and the school was placed on secure mode.

Foster said deputies remained on campus throughout the morning and a gun-sniffing dog from Richland County Sheriff's Office was brought to the scene.

The same procedures were followed during this search as when the drug dogs randomly search the schools.

Foster said there was never any credible threat to the school or any students at any time.

The law enforcement response to the school was to insure the safety of the students and faculty.

Mid Carolina Middle School was also placed in secure mode simply because of its proximity to Mid Carolina High School.

Deputies will remain at the school throughout the day.

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