Increased security at Berkeley Middle School following anonymous message

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Parents and students can expect to see an increased police presence at Berkeley Middle School Monday in response to an anonymous message.

Principal Mike Wilkerson addressed school security in a message Sunday evening, saying “While we have not yet confirmed the identity of the individual who wrote the anonymous message concerning our campus, we have extensively investigated the matter and want to assure you that we are taking all precautionary measures to continue ensuring student safety.”

Wilkerson wanted to make it clear that campus safety and security measures are in place daily – some seen and others unseen – and wanted to put parent’s minds at ease as they continue to take the threat seriously.

“We know many of you remain concerned so we will have an increased law enforcement presence on campus tomorrow to help put your minds at ease,” he said. “Your children matter to us and we will take any threat to their security seriously.”

While the subject of that anonymous message was not immediately available, it comes on the heels of a previous incident where a student at Berkeley High School was sent a threatening message on social media. That threat was later determined not to be credible.

We have reached out for more information. Count on 2 to bring you any updated information as it becomes available.

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