A Beaufort woman was arrested in Charleston Monday for brandishing a gun outside a downtown private girls' school.
Alice Boland, 28, was charged with attempted murder, two counts of pointing a firearm, unlawful carrying of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime after she pulled a gun out of her bag near the all-girls' school Ashley Hall, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports .
She was held at the Charleston County jail Monday night.
The incident happened at about 3:20 p.m., as parents were picking up their children. Boland approached the school "exhibiting erratic behavior," according to a statement posted on the school's Facebook page .
The school was placed on lockdown. When a faculty member approached Boland, she drew a gun from her bag.
Boland never entered the campus. Police arrived within minutes to arrest her, a Charleston police spokesman told the Post and Courier. Students were on lockdown until about 4 p.m.
Police will remain on the Ashley Hall campus for a few days, according to the statement .
For more, read the story on The Post and Courier website . Check back with the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette for more details as they become available.