Berkeley County Elementary School on Lockdown

Pictured: JK Gourdine Elementary School

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An elementary school in Berkeley County is on lockdown following law enforcement activity in the area.

J K Gourdin Elementary School went on lockdown shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

The school is located in Pineville.

“Right now we are assisting Orangeburg and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Chief Mike Cochran with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

A school district spokesperson said that the lockdown is a precautionary measure to ensure student safety as authorities search for a suspect in the area.

More details are expected to follow.

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