Berkeley County Courthouse opens again after bomb threat

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dan Brown/Gazette Law enforcement officials gather outside the Berkeley County Courthouse in Moncks Corner where a bomb threat was received on the morning of May 22.

A bomb threat was called into the Berkeley County courthouse in Moncks Corner at around 8:15 a.m., according to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon.

The courthouse was cleared by 1 p.m.
"It's business as usual, we didnšt find anything," Moon added.

Schools close to the courthouse have been made aware of the bomb threat.

Officials at St. John's Christian Academy whose campus sits adjacent to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and Berkeley County Courthouse said they have been in contact with law enforcement officials and briefed on the

situation. School officials continue to keep in contact with law enforcement throughout the morning but have not yet gone on lockdown.

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