Cayce, SC 02/17/2023 (Paul Kirby) – At noon on Friday, Lexington School District Two released a statement to parents and the media saying that earlier in the morning, they had received another threat via email to do harm to Airport High School. Although this has happened a number of times over the past month, those previous incidents did not in any way have an effect on how the school handled this threat.
According to their statement, the school implemented their Hold safety precautions and plans at the school while law enforcement worked on campus to ensure that nothing was there that was out of place or could obviously damage the facility, its students or staff. During this type of search, they are looking for bags, containers, bins, and anything else that could conceal a destructive device among other things. K-9s are often utilized and in some cases, other law enforcement agencies are asked to send their highly trained animals and handlers which are certified to detect explosives and incendiary devices. Once law enforcement agencies had completed their work, the campus was given an all-clear and school day operations returned to normal.
“District and school administrators continue to work with law enforcement to investigate the threats that are causing these disruptions to the school and impacting students and employees,” a district spokesperson said later in the day. “We ask anyone with information to contact the Cayce Police Department.” The number to pass information to the Cayce PD is (803) 794-0456. You can also make tips through CRIME STOPPERS OF THE MIDLANDS. That can be done via their P-3 app or their website at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.