Lockdown lifted at 2 Berkeley County schools

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- The lockdown in place at Sedgefield Middle School and Goose Creek High School were lifted shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Berkeley County School District spokeswoman Susan Haire said district officials expect that there will be delays for the buses, especially for students at the high school.

Both schools are calling parents to let them know the lockdown was lifted, Haire said.

According to Haire, Sedgefield Middle School was set to dismiss when the lockdown was put in place. She said students are being held until the incident in a nearby area is resolved.

Goose Creek Police Department officials said officers were in the area working with deputies from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office who were looking for a person who ran from a traffic stop on foot.

"We defer further comment to the BCSO," said Goose Creek police information officer Capt. John Grainger.

Haire did not have information on Goose Creek High School's dismissal status.

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