Another Swansea school evacuated because of threat scribbled on wall
Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) - A threat to do harm to the school has been scribbled on the wall inside the Swansea Freshman Academy on I.W. Hutto Rd. The school is currently evacuated out of an abundance of caution for the students’ and faculties’ safety. According to Swansea Police Chief Cliff Hayes, officers from his department are being assisted by specialist from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in investigating the threat. A similar threat was made against the high school last week but no plausible threat was found after an extensive search of the school property.
According to Lisa Ingram, spokesperson for Lexington School District Four, that at this time all students are safe and accounted for. The Swansea Freshman Academy is releasing their students and will have the school buses run their normal routes. Since it is so close to the end of the school day, it was prudent to end school and send all the students home. Ingram said that parents of car riders, or any parent or guardian who wishes to pick up their students, may face heavier than normal traffic and should be prepared to have patience. Multiple law enforcement officers are currently on the school grounds checking out the threat.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.