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Long County High School deemed safe after lockdown
Craig Nobles
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles

The Long County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly investigating a school threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High School this morning.

According to LC Sheriff Craig Nobles, his department received information at 8:45 a.m. He said the information warranted all safety protocols be implemented immediately. He said  the LCSO alerted the Long County School system and Superintendent, Dr. Robert Waters.

“At approximately 9:10 a.m., Long County High School was placed in a lockdown status,” Nobles said via the department’s Facebook page. “The entire student body remained calm, and cooperated fully with Sheriff’s Office personnel who were on campus to ensure the safety of the faculty, staff and students. At no time was the High School in disarray or out of order.”

Nobles said his office requested assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies to have more resources on hand as they searched the school.

“The student parking lot was also visually inspected, and Police K-9 assets conducted free air sweeps of the student’s vehicles,” Nobles added. “No weapons, drugs, or contraband were found in the High School, or in any vehicles. No arrests have been made. The exact details and cause for concern are not being released, due to the pending investigation.”

The school was removed from lockdown at noon.

“We wish to express our thanks to Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor and Chatham County Sheriff John T. Wilcher for the very prompt response to our request for assistance,” Nobles said. “The responding Chatham and Camden County Deputies and the K-9 teams were very professional and thorough. Their efforts and expertise were instrumental in conducting this search.”


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