Dutch Fork High School, Dutch Fork Middle School put on lockdown Wednesday

Dutch Fork High School. Google Map image

Dutch Fork High School and Dutch Fork Middle School were on lockdown for a short period Wednesday after  a shooting threat was called into the school around 2 p.m., according to officials.

Deputies were on the school’s campus and would not let students out of the classroom until the school had been searched.

“Additional Richland County Sheriff’s Department officers are on site, and both the middle and high schools have been put on a “lock-out” for the remainder of the day as an added precaution,” Lexington-Richland 5 spokeswoman Katrina Goggins said. She also said all students were safe. No early dismissal of students were allowed. The threat was found to be not credible.