Gunshot sounds prompt school lockdowns

  • Monday, February 10, 2014

Schools on Redbank Road near Goose Creek were placed on lockdown Monday afternoon when gunshots were heard in a surrounding neighborhood.

The lockdowns were enacted as a precautionary measure were and lifted at about 1:50 p.m. after it was determined there was no threat.

“We had a report of some shots fired in the area,” Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Dan Moon said. “We’d rather be safe than sorry.”

Moon said deputies did not find anything.

Upon the advisement of local law enforcement and as a precautionary measure, Howe Hall AIMS, Goose Creek Primary, Sedgefield Intermediate, Sedgefield Middle, and Goose Creek High went into a temporary administrative “lockdown” while local police dealt with an incident in the nearby community, a Berkeley County School District statement read.

After the lockdown was lifted each school got the message out using the district’s parent notification system, according to the BCSD statement. Students were dismissed at regular times.


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