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Update: Beaufort Co. high school resumes ‘normal operations’ after earlier bomb threat, officials say

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines two types of lockdowns used in schools across the country — modified and full lockdowns. Here's when each is typically used, and what they mean for staff and students.

A Beaufort County high school was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after an employee was told there was a bomb on campus, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Around 1 p.m., an unknown male called a Battery Creek High School employee and “advised there was a bomb on school property,” the release said.

Just before 2 p.m., the lockdown was lifted and the school “resumed normal operations,” a news release from Beaufort County School District spokesperson Jim Foster said.

Additional law enforcement officers responded to the school and did not find any device, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Maj. Bob Bromage said.

Deputies are remaining on campus “out of abundance of caution,” Bromage said.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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