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Anderson Primary School put on lockdown after gunman spotted nearby

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KINGSTREE, SC -

Kingstree Police Department responded to a situation at Anderson Primary School in Kingstree on Wednesday morning.

The school was placed on lockdown at 11:10 am after a district staff member saw a person carrying a gun while walking on a nearby street, officials said.

"On the corner of Lexington and Anderson Streets, in the vicinity of Anderson Primary School, three young men were observed walking. One of whom was observed to be in possession of a gun," Williamsburg County school officials said in a press release. 

"A district staff person made the observation in passing and upon entrance to the school informed the principal and custodian of what was seen."

The school was immediately placed on lock-down (gates, doors, etc.), and 911 was called, officials said.

"The response from the Kingstree Police and County Sherriff's Departments was immediate," school officials said. "All appropriate procedures were implemented and access was denied to the facility by all persons, including parents, until law enforcement felt the situation to be totally resolved."

School officials reiterated that no gun or gunman was on school grounds.

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