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Chester school evacuated, students sent home over potential bomb threat

Chester County Sheriff's Office, SLED investigating threat to Chester High School
Credit: Kathleen Galligan, Detroit Free Press
Police close off a scene of a crime.

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — The Chester County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was investigating a bomb threat made to an area school on social media Monday morning. 

According to a post on the CCSO Facebook page, Chester High School, Chester County Career Center and Adult Ed were evacuated while South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was called in to do a sweep of the buildings to neutralize any potential threat.

All students and faculty were removed from the buildings and moved to a safe location and the area around the high school was blocked off as a precautionary measure.

Around 12:15 p.m. Monday, the Chester County School District sent home students at Chester High School. 

Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey reported around 2:30 p.m. SLED had cleared the buildings and found no devices.

Classes are expected to resume Tuesday with additional personnel from CCSO at the high school.