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District official: Upstate student removed from campus after students claim they were threatened

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D.R. Hill Middle School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina) D.R. Hill Middle School. (2/19/18 FOX Carolina)
LYMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A student was removed from campus at D.R. Hill Middle School in Lyman on Monday after officials say several students perceived a threat.

Per the district spokesperson, several students perceived a threat from another student and one of those students went to tell administrators about the threat The student who was said to have made the threat was then removed from campus by the school resource officer.

Officials then sent out an email to parents to notify them of the situation. Here is the email that was sent to parents:

"Today we were informed of a possible threat by one of our DR Hill students. At this time this student has been removed from our school and law enforcement are working with us. We believe our school is extremely safe and even if a student makes a threat in a joking manner they will be dealt with according to our discipline code. All students should know we take any threat seriously and anyone who attempts to make a threat will be disciplined to the fullest extent possible and could face criminal charges."

Officials say they are still unsure if the threat was a valid one, but they are taking it seriously. They said they will discipline students who make threats whether they are joking or not.

On Tuesday, the school was placed on a "lockout" meaning no outside visitors were being allowed into the school. The district said the lockout was due to a follow-up rumor regarding Monday's threat.

The district said law enforcement is investigating but there is no evidence of a threat to the school.

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