No gun found at White Knoll High School, lockdown lifted
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - School officials at White Knoll High School restricted movement for students and staff after a tip was received about a gun potentially being on campus, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were on campus in response to tips about the possible threat. White Knoll High School Chief Communications Director, Kathryn McPhail sent an update to families of students stating no gun was found.
The full statement can be found below:
“Our efforts to locate a student associated with a possible security threat on the WKHS campus are ongoing,” said Captain Adam Myrick. “No injuries have been reported.”
Officials restricted movement as a precaution, according to deputies.
LCSD posted that they’d located a student associated with the potential security threat. In a statement LCSD said, “We found no evidence of a weapon or a plan to hurt anyone today at White Knoll High. The student associated with the reported threat cooperated with us and will not be charged. We’re glad everyone is safe and went home as usual.”
#UPDATE: White Knoll High School campus secure.— Lexington Sheriff (@LCSD_News) May 13, 2022
We’ve identified and located the student associated with the potential security threat. Investigators are interviewing that student.
Stay tuned to @LexingtonOne for more information about end-of-day procedures and details.
We’re on the White Knoll High School campus in response to tips about a possible security threat.— Lexington Sheriff (@LCSD_News) May 13, 2022
School officials have restricted student and staff movement on the campus as a precaution.
Parents should stay tuned to @LexingtonOne for further information about their student.
Jessica Adamy, a parent of a White Knoll student, sent us this video from outside the school:
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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