Lock down lifted at Marlboro County schools following ‘matter of serious nature’

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UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. MONDAY:

According to Bennettsville Chief Kevin Miller, based on a credible threat he ordered the school district to lockdown as a precaution. Once it was determined that the threat was no longer credible the lockdown was lifted.

UPDATE: 10:45 A.M. MONDAY:

The lock down has been lifted, according to Connie Anderson, the director of communications for Marlboro County School District.

The district says they have no other information to share at this time.


MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Marlboro County schools have been placed on lock down due to a “matter of serious nature.”

The Marlboro County School District provided the following statement to News13 Monday morning:

“Per direction of the Bennettsville Police Department. A matter of serious nature has occurred and as a precaution, schools have been placed on lockdown until further notice. We have notified parents and will update them when more information becomes available, thank you.”

Dr. Gregory A. McCord, Superintendent, Marlboro County School District

News13 has reached out to the Bennettsville Police Department for more information.

This is a developing story. Count on News13 for updates as we work to learn more.

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