Social media post causes Northside Christian Academy to go on lockdown

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 5:09 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 5:46 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington Police Department responded to a call Thursday of a man with a possible weapon at Northside Christian Academy.

Officers said the call was unfounded, meaning they did not find evidence the man was there.

Upon further investigation, deputies said a social media threat had been sent among students that there was a man on campus with a gun.

Northside Christian immediately put the school in lockdown and officers began searching the schoolroom by room and bringing students, faculty, and staff outside.

After everyone was removed from the school, Northside Christian Academy staff worked to reunify students with parents in the parking lot.

Officers then completed a second search of the building to ensure that there was no threat and that no one was still hiding from the lockdown.

Below is a press conference held by Lexington PD on the incident:

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