NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Fort Dorchester High School was placed on a precautionary soft lockdown Monday morning due to nearby law enforcement activity.
The North Charleston Police Department (NCPD) says that officers in the area of Patriot Boulevard and Ashely Phosphate heard between 10 and 15 shots fired around 10:00 a.m. and began searching for a suspect.
Because of the nearby activity, the school was placed on that lockdown for a brief period.
The lockdown was lifted at 10:45 a.m., according to a spokeswoman for Dorchester District 2.
Officers identified Ke’Vonte Trevon Green (18) as the suspect. Green said that he disposed of the gun in the woods, although search teams were unable to locate the firearm.
Green was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits and unlawful carrying of a firearm.
Editor’s note: this story has been updated with additional information.