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Area schools on lockdown after attempted entries

By Staff | Aug 30, 2013

According to a BOLO alert dispatched in Jefferson County, a search is underway for two men who allegedly attempted to make entry into at least three elementary schools in the county Friday.

A black male subject and a second man, both well-dressed, attempted to make unauthorized entry into Shepherdstown Elementary School, Blue Ridge Elementary School and T.A. Lowery Elementary School, according to the alert.

The men were reportedly last scene in a Black Mercedes with a blue plate on its front, according to the BOLO.

A scanner report indicated that multiple schools in the area have been placed under lockdown as a result of the incidents.

According to Elaine Bobo, Berkeley County Schools director of communications and recruitment, schools in the county were placed under modified lockdown under the direction of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, due to the “suspicious activity in Jefferson County.” School dismissal in Berkeley County will be at its normal time.

Shepherdstown Elementary School is not one of the schools under lockdown, according to school officials.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.