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Threat Prompts Lockdown at Carroll County School

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South Carroll High School in Carroll County is on lockdown after public school officials received a phone call for a non-specific threat. (Photo credit: WJZ 13 Christie Ileto)

South Carroll High School in Carroll County is on lockdown after public school officials received a phone call for a non-specific threat. (Photo credit: WJZ 13 Christie Ileto)

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WASHINGTON (WNEW) — South Carroll High School in Carroll County was on lockdown after school officials received numerous threats over the phone on Thursday afternoon.

Law enforcement officers from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and Sykesville Police Department responded to the scene around 2:18 p.m. to investigating the incident.

Officials at South Carroll High School say the call was followed by at least six additional threats, one of which was directed to the Maryland State Police Barrack in Westminster.

Police say the threats indicated that there could be a possible shooting at South Carroll High School, causing school officials to place the high school on lockdown while police surveyed the area with tactical and K-9 teams from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Earlier students were told they must remain in the school and parents were alerted by school officials that they could be in school until at least 5:00 p.m. or longer.

School officials delayed school buses and re-routing them to the middle and elementary school routes before having them return for the high school students.

The school began dismissing students shortly before 7:00 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

South Carroll High School will resume classes on Friday.

Police do not have any suspects at this time but they are continuing to search for the person responsible for this incident, they do say anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-5900.

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