HCS: Aynor High School entered ‘secured status’ after robbery reported at Anderson Brothers Bank

Horry County Schools
Horry County Schools(Source: WMBF News)
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 3:46 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 5:49 PM EST
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AYNOR, S.C. (WMBF) - Aynor High School was on “secured status” Friday afternoon following reports of a bank robbery, according to a statement from Aynor High School Principal Michael McCracken.

Aynor Police Department Chief Allen Elvis confirmed Anderson Brothers Bank on South Main Street and 8th Avenue was robbed Friday afternoon. Chief Elvis said there are no suspect details at this time and the police department is working with SLED on this investigation.

McCracken said the “secured status” was engaged out of an abundance of caution after talking with area police and learning of an alleged robbery in the Town of Aynor. The change in status is part of the school’s Standard Response Protocol Emergency Procedures.

“This means we have secured the perimeter of our building and ensured all doors are locked. Instruction is continuing to happen as normal, and we will continue to monitor the situation,” said McCracken in the statement.

The Aynor Area Bus Office posted to social media to let parents know buses could be delayed because of the secured status.

The statement read, “Due to an unforeseen non-school-related situation, Aynor Area buses may be a few minutes late this afternoon. If it is more than 10 minutes past your child(ren) bus drop-off time and you are concerned, please contact the Aynor Bus Office at (843) 488-7125.”

At this time, it isn’t confirmed how many other schools were affected by the alleged robbery.

Aynor Police Department is expected to release more details about the robbery early next week.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.