Police investigating hoax at Myrtle Beach High School, Myrtle Beach Middle School

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 2:50 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 5:22 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities are investigating a hoax that sent a pair of Myrtle Beach schools into secured status on Wednesday.

A spokesperson with the Myrtle Beach Police Department confirmed to WMBF News that the department is investigating the hoax, which involved Myrtle Beach High School and Myrtle Beach Middle School.

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He added that both schools are safe.

Lisa Bourcier with Horry County Schools said the secured status was lifted for the high school but was unable to confirm the middle school status. She added the early childhood education buildings in the area were on a secured status but dismissed shortly after.

Bourcier also explained that during secured status students continue with their daily classes but outdoor activities are limited.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.