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Lexington County school evacuated after authorities find threat

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Sheriff’s deputies have evacuated a Lexington County high school after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall, according to a Tweet from the sheriff’s department.

All buildings at Swansea High were emptied Thursday afternoon, according to the Tweet.

“We’re investigating the message to ensure all students, teachers and staff remain safe and secure,” the sheriff’s department Tweeted at about 12:30 p.m.

By about 2 p.m., deputies finished their sweep of the school, not finding any devices or dangerous objects, spokesman Capt. Adam Myrick said.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.