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Update at 1:45 p.m.: The following update is from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office: “Regarding the situation from today at Laurens District 55 High School: Following a thorough search and investigation by law enforcement and district officials, it was determined that there is no credible threat in the school. It was concluded that the alleged threat was initiated by a student with the intent of it being a prank. Laurens County School District 55 is handling this situation in accordance with the District Code of Conduct to discipline the student. Sheriff Reynolds had the following to say, ‘This is unfortunately a very serious disruption. Students cannot learn and the potential threat is very unsettling to the health of students, teachers and parents. We are addressing this as an unlawful act and we will transport this individual to DJJ. It is our hope that this type of reckless behavior will stop.'”Update at 1 p.m.:The hold status at Laurens District 55 High School was lifted at 12:30 p.m.Officials said they had implemented a schoolwide hold at approximately 11:30 a.m. due to threatening comments circulating throughout the school. “Following a thorough search and investigation by law enforcement and district officials, it was determined that there is no credible threat in the school. It was concluded that the alleged threat was initiated by a student with the intent of it being a prank,” said Dr. Ameca Thomas, Laurens County School District 55 Superintendent. The superintendent said that the district is handling this situation in accordance with the District Code of Conduct to discipline the student and that any action taken by law enforcement is separate from the school district. Thomas added, “We are very appreciative of the quick response by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and their continued efforts to assist the school district in providing for the safety of our school community.” Original story: Laurens County School District 55 High School is ‘on hold’ due to “comments circulating throughout Laurens District 55 High School.”The hold began at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. ‘On hold’ means no one in or out of the building, with the exception of law enforcement and/or emergency personnel.The district says law enforcement officers and district officials are on site and there is no evidence of any weapon on the campus.Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas said, “Student and staff safety is our top priority in District 55. I ask that parents and this community join with the school district in stressing to students and others that we will not tolerate any form of violence, threats, intimidation, or disruption to the learning environments in our district. We take threats of any kind very seriously and although some may find it amusing to try to disrupt the learning environment and upset others in the building, law enforcement and district officials will not tolerate these disruptions.” The superintendent noted that an announcement will be made when the hold has been lifted.

Update at 1:45 p.m.:

The following update is from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office:

“Regarding the situation from today at Laurens District 55 High School: Following a thorough search and investigation by law enforcement and district officials, it was determined that there is no credible threat in the school. It was concluded that the alleged threat was initiated by a student with the intent of it being a prank. Laurens County School District 55 is handling this situation in accordance with the District Code of Conduct to discipline the student. Sheriff Reynolds had the following to say, ‘This is unfortunately a very serious disruption. Students cannot learn and the potential threat is very unsettling to the health of students, teachers and parents. We are addressing this as an unlawful act and we will transport this individual to DJJ. It is our hope that this type of reckless behavior will stop.'”

Update at 1 p.m.:

The hold status at Laurens District 55 High School was lifted at 12:30 p.m.

Officials said they had implemented a schoolwide hold at approximately 11:30 a.m. due to threatening comments circulating throughout the school.

“Following a thorough search and investigation by law enforcement and district officials, it was determined that there is no credible threat in the school. It was concluded that the alleged threat was initiated by a student with the intent of it being a prank,” said Dr. Ameca Thomas, Laurens County School District 55 Superintendent.

The superintendent said that the district is handling this situation in accordance with the District Code of Conduct to discipline the student and that any action taken by law enforcement is separate from the school district.

Thomas added, “We are very appreciative of the quick response by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and their continued efforts to assist the school district in providing for the safety of our school community.”

Original story:

Laurens County School District 55 High School is ‘on hold’ due to “comments circulating throughout Laurens District 55 High School.”

The hold began at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

‘On hold’ means no one in or out of the building, with the exception of law enforcement and/or emergency personnel.

The district says law enforcement officers and district officials are on site and there is no evidence of any weapon on the campus.

Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas said, “Student and staff safety is our top priority in District 55. I…



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