Sheriff: No explosive device found at Battery Creek High School

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A Lowcountry high school was on a brief lockdown Wednesday due to a bomb threat call.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), after a search of the interior and exterior of the school, “no suspicious or explosive device” was located.

Around 1:00 p.m. an unknown male called an employee at Battery Creek High School saying there was a bomb on school property, BCSO says.

The employee notified the school resource officer and additional deputies responded to search the area.

The school was placed on modified lockdown, which typically includes directing students to go to assigned classrooms, locking doors and covering windows.

A spokesperson for the Beaufort County School District said the school resumed normal operations shortly after the threat.

BCSO says the identity of the caller is under investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 843-554-1111 or use the P3 mobile app, which is available on all student tablets.

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