The Long County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat that forced a lockdown at Long County High Thursday morning.
Sheriff Craig Nobles said his department received information at 8:45 a.m., and that the information warranted safety protocols be implemented. So they 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 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 noted. “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.
The sheriff said units from Camden and Chatham county sheriffs’ departments helped.
“Their efforts and expertise were instrumental in conducting this search,” Nobles said.
He would not release details of the threat, saying it was an ongoing investigation.