UPDATE: As of 4:22 p.m., students were being dismissed from Laurens County District 55 High School.


UPDATE: As of 2:40 p.m., the Lauren’s County Sheriff’s Office has not established any credible threat at Laurens High School.

Deputies are still checking out all avenues to ensure the safety of all students and faculty.


LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies have been requested out of an abundance of caution at Laurens County District 55 High School for a safety concern on Friday, according to the school district.

School district officials say no incident has happened, and Laurens County Sheriff’s Office deputies are there investigating as a precautionary measure. The school is currently in a “hold pattern,” which means students and faculty are in a secured and supervised location.

The sheriff’s office says they were made aware of electronic messages circulating around Laurens High School, and are investigating.

The superintendent is sending a message to parents at this time.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. Check back for updates.