Crime & Courts

Lockdown lifted at 2 northeast Richland schools

Two northeast Richland County schools are on lockdown while deputies search for a student who may have a weapon.

Richland Northeast High School and Conder Elementary School are both on lockdown, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The incident happened around 1 p.m.

Deputies were speaking with the juvenile on the 2100 block of Faraway Drive regarding the student possibly having a weapon, officials said. The juvenile took off running. It’s unknown what school the juvenile attends, or if he or she had a weapon.

The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution, deputies said.

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