Midland Valley HS on lockdown

Midland Valley HS on lockdown

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Midland Valley High School is on lockdown after an apparent threat was made to the school.

According to a post on the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, a threat was made by telephone. The school has been placed on lockdown while the investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s office stresses that no shots have been fired anywhere near the school and there is no active shooter.

The school will remain on hard lockdown until the sheriff’s office concludes its investigation.

Aiken County Public Schools released a statement on their website:

Midland Valley will remain on a hard lockdown until give the all clear from law enforcement to continue with regular activities and dismissal. Once Principal Carl White instituted the hard lockdown, students have remained in their third period activities. Students and staff members in detached learning facilities, such as portables, were brought into the main building to ensure their safety. Students were escorted by individual classrooms for lunch. Students and staff remain safe inside the locked building as the school, district and law enforcement’s investigation has continued regarding the source of the threatening phone calls. Just after 1 o’clock today, Midland Valley received another threatening call. The school’s Principal spoke personally with the caller. The threats are completely unrelated to the violet act in the area last night. Parents will be notified as soon as the school is given the all clear from law enforcement to proceed with regular activities and dismissal. Thank you, in advance, for understanding that to ensure safety, there is no entry or exit allowed at this time.
Statement on Midland Valley High School website

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