North Augusta High placed on lockdown, sweep finds nothing suspicious

North Augusta High School was placed on a lockdown this morning while law enforcement performed a precautionary sweep of the school.

According to Aiken County Public Schools spokesman Mike Rosier, the lockdown was done for “precautionary measures” and “nothing was found.” On Wednesday evening, Aiken County Public Schools issued a statement regarding social media rumors of a threat to North Augusta High School. The threat was made for Thursday’s school day.

In a statement, Communications Director Merry Glenne Piccolino said the claims have been investigated by North Augusta Public Safety and have been found to be entirely unsubstantiated.

There is an increased law enforcement presence on campus today as the district works to ensure the day proceeds normally.

Reach Doug Stutsman at (706) 823-3341 or doug.stutsman@augustachronicle.com.

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