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Pupil reports gunman, so school locks down

Police were called when child reported seeing man with gun

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Redcliffe Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a child reported seeing a man with a gun.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office investigators and members of the SWAT team began a search of the area about 2 p.m., after a 9-year-old boy said he saw a gunman.

Capt. Troy Elwell, a sheriff's office spokesman, said no other children saw or reported a man in the building.

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Abby-noll 11/09/10 - 11:13 pm
It's wonderful to see such a

It's wonderful to see such a response from the school and police.

baseballmom3 11/10/10 - 02:54 pm
My child is a student at

My child is a student at Recliffe. He told me how the staff handled things in his class and I can tell you I couldn't be more proud to have a student at Redcliffe. They had already preplanned to handle such and event and did a wonderful job of keeping the kids safe and things orderly. Mike Hunt is the best Sheriff Aiken Co. could ask for. He and his staff were there right on target when we had the tornado in my area and didn't let us down this time either. He and his staff are all to be commened for doing such a wonderful job and as he stated on the news last night the kids safety came before the parents. As for me, I feel the same way. Thank you all for being prepared for what could have turned out to be a tradgedy. If for nothing else we now at least know what we would do in such and event and can assess what was done and where things might need improvement. I can't say anything bad or where they need to improve but I will leave that up to the professionals. Thanks to the Redcliffe staff first and foremost and then to the Aiken Co. Sheriff's Dept. Job well done!

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