Lockdown lifted from Marion schools after unfounded gun threat

Marion County School District Public Information Officer Deborah Wimberly confirms Palmetto Middle School and Mullins High School were placed on lockdown Wednesday.

MARION, SC (WBTW) – Two schools within the Marion County School District were placed on lockdown for a brief period Wednesday morning after school officials received word a student may have brought a gun onto a school bus.

Marion County School District Public Information Officer Deborah Wimberly confirms Palmetto Middle School and Mullins High School were placed on lockdown Wednesday after there were “indications” that a student brought a gun onto a school bus.

Wimberly says a thorough search was made and there was no gun found. The lockdown precautions were dismissed and schools continued to function as normal. Wimberly did not specify where the indications of a possible gun carried by a student stemmed from. Read more about Marion County School District lockdown procedures.

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