Lockdown lifted at May River High School after possible threat

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – UPDATE: The lockdown at May River High School is being lifted one classroom at a time, according to the Beaufort County School District.

Students will go to their fourth period classes, where roll will be taken. Students will then be dismissed for the day.

The school has been under lockdown since around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon due to a potential threat.

News 3 is told that some students may have fled campus when rumors of an active shooter were spread around social media during the incident, but officials confirmed there was no active shooter. Officials also confirmed there was no weapon found on campus and no arrests were made.

School officials told News 3 that they are happy with how the situation was handled this afternoon.

The district said more information will be released later this evening.


BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – May River High School is currently on lockdown due to a possible threat to school safety, school officials say.

Students have been under lockdown for around 30 minutes while law enforcement talk with possible witnesses, according to police.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Bluffton Police Department have confirmed that students are safe and that there is no active shooter on campus.

MRHS principal Todd Bornscheuer said there are no reported injuries. He asked that parents wait for further information and not come to the school.

News 3 will have updates.

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