Woodmont High briefly locked down after reported threat


Woodmont High School was briefly on a partial lockdown today, according to Greenville County Schools.

During a partial lockdown, no one is allowed to enter or leave the school, but operations inside the building are normal.

Beth Brotherton, a spokesperson for the district, said administrators were tipped off this morning that on Friday two students threatened to bring weapons to school Monday to resolve a confrontation. Brotherton said neither the school or student body were threatened.

Brotherton said only one of the students was in attendance and law enforcement is looking for the other student. The student in attendance did not have a weapon.

Ryan Flood, spokesperson for the Greenville Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were notified of the threat at 11:30 a.m. today.

“The student who made the threats was not present on school property today,” Flood said in a released statement. “School Enforcement Investigators are continuing to conduct an investigation into the matter, however there is no evidence available at this time, that would indicate an immediate danger exists.”

Brotherton said the lockdown last from about 11:25 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.


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