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No gun found at White Knoll High School, lockdown lifted

Deputies respond to possible security threat at White Knoll High School
Deputies respond to possible security threat at White Knoll High School(WIS)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 12:45 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 3:23 PM EDT
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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.”

Jessica Adamy, a parent of a White Knoll student, sent us this video from outside the school:

Video sent by Jessica Adamy.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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