Search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects forces Conway area school to cancel classes

Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 7:29 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2022 at 4:46 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – An investigation is underway after shots were fired into a vehicle early Monday morning in the Conway area, according to Horry County police.

HCPD spokesperson Mikayla Moskov said the incident happened around 6:20 a.m. near Wetlands Industrial Drive.

Moskov added that no one was shot.

Around 7:30 a.m., Conway police spokesperson June Wood said authorities were searching for the suspects in the area of Medlen Parkway.

The suspects are considered “armed and dangerous.”

An email sent to parents at Conway Christian School, which is located on Medlen Parkway, said school is canceled Monday due to the incident. The school initially announced that school was delayed.

“The school and the administration did a wonderful job communicating the situation,” said Eric Hunt, who has a student that goes to Conway Christian School. “Of course, it’s a Monday so everyone is starting their week out and this certainly wasn’t what we planned to start out with, but out of an abundance of caution and safety for our students and staff, I think they did a really good job of making the call to keep school closed today as the situation develops.”

According to Conway Christian School, the suspects drove onto the school campus and fled on foot.

Moskov said the investigation is active and ongoing.

The principal of Conway Christian School said school will be back open on Tuesday.

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