Mount Pleasant schools locked down because of social media threat

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Mount Pleasant Police say several area schools are currently under "Code Yellow" administrative lockdown for an unverified social media threat.

The lockdown includes all three schools in the Park West neighborhood: Thomas Cario Middle, Laurel Hill Primary and Pinckney Elementary.

Laing Middle School, Moultrie Middle, Carolina Park Elementary, Jennie Moore Elementary and Wando High all are on lockdown, as well.

School resource officers are patrolling campuses in response to the threat, according to an automated school district phone call briefing parents on the situation shortly after 9:20 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Police notified the public of the situation on Twitter at 9:11 a.m.

No further details are available at this time. This is a developing story and will be updated.

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