Homewood Elementary students, staff placed under lockdown

Source: Homewood Elementary School Facebook page
Source: Homewood Elementary School Facebook page

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Students and staff were placed under lockdown at Homewood Elementary School on Friday.

A man drove a vehicle to the back of the property by the playground at around 1 p.m., according to Teal Harding, spokeswoman for Horry County Schools. The person was getting out of the vehicle to change shoes and go jogging, Harding said.

Students were escorted inside and the school was placed under lockdown until the man left.

"The man didn't present a threat just, he wasn't supposed to be there," Harding said.

Before entering buildings, grounds, or other school property, visitors must report to the main office of the school to obtain visiting clearance and an identification pass, according to the Horry County Schools Policy Manual.

The principal is empowered to take appropriate action against non-students who enter the building, grounds, or other school property. Such action includes the right to call a law enforcement agency and swear out warrants.

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