Woodmont High School was briefly on partial lockdown today (Monday Oct. 8). Administrators received a tip this morning that on Friday two students threatened to bring weapons to school today to resolve a confrontation. According to Greenville County Schools spokesperson Elizabeth Brotherton, only one of the students was at school today. Administrators immediately alerted law enforcement and Greenville County Deputies began an investigation. Their search found no evidence of a weapon on campus. Law enforcement is currently looking for the student who is absent. There was no threat made against the school or the student body. Both students will be disciplined according to the Greenville County Schools behavior code.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office response was in reference to information received from school administrators regarding an altercation between students, that resulted in threats of bringing a weapon to Woodmont High School. That threat exchange between the students occurred on Friday, October 5th. Deputies responded Monday after receiving the information around 11:30 am, and immediately made contact with one of the students involved. That student did not have a weapon but was aware of the altercation with the other student.
School Enforcement Investigators are continuing to conduct an investigation into the matter, however there is no evidence available at this time, that would indicate an immediate danger exists. Multiple deputies are remaining on site to ensure the safety of the students and staff during the day.