2 juveniles charged after incident at Marlboro County High School leads to ‘modified lockdown’

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BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — Two juveniles were charged after an incident at Marlboro County High School Wednesday led to a “modified lockdown,” according to Bennettsville police.

The two charged will be tried through family court, according to police. The Bennettsville Police Department urged parents to keep an eye on what their children are posting to social media and to contact law enforcement if any criminal activity is suspected.

Marlboro County High School was placed on a “modified lockdown” for the remainder of the school day because of an incident involving several students at the school, the district said in a Facebook post.

According to the post, the incident happened during the second block of classes on Wednesday. The district said the lockdown was put in place to “minimize any disruptions” for the remainder of the day.

The district also said “the situation has been handled and instruction will continue.”

News13 reached out to school officials and the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office for more information, and learned the incident was a fight among a few students.

No one was hurt and no weapons were involved, according to Bennettsville Police Chief Kevin Miller. Miller said the department is asking for cooperation from the community, saying when people spread rumors about situations like this it puts students, staff and officers in danger.

“When this stuff spreads around, it makes matters worse,” Miller said.

Count on News13 for updates.

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