Chester Schools on “Secure Hold” as Deputies Investigate Suspicious Phone Calls to Middle School

CHESTER, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – The Chester County School District sent out the following message to parents this Monday morning after Chester Middle School received phone calls regarding violence against the school.

“Chester Middle School received phone calls this morning regarding violence against the school. As a result, the school has been placed on a secure hold, meaning that no one may enter or exit the building until law enforcement has given the all-clear. Chester Park Elementary has also been placed on hold out of an abundance of caution. District officials are currently working with law enforcement on an investigation. We will have updates available throughout the day as needed. We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.”

According to Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey, his department is investigating the threat communicated through a cell phone. His department is investigating it as a “low level” threat at this point, but out of caution the district has elevated its security.

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