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Law enforcement is currently at Sumter High School investigating an alleged threat that was reported to the school and has since been deemed not credible.
A message was sent to parents at 11:25 a.m. saying, “While the transition of classes was delayed, the school day is now proceeding as normal,” according to Shelly Galloway, spokeswoman for Sumter School District.
The threat allegation involved there being a gun brought on campus. Galloway said that threat was found to not be credible after an investigation by law enforcement.
“All students are safe, and no incident has occurred,” she said in an emailed statement.
The Sumter Police Department is on scene at the school on McCrays Mill Road, and this article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Sumter is the district’s largest of three high schools with more than 2,350 students enrolled, according to district data.
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