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Lockdown lifted at Clover schools

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Andrew Ross Brown, courtesy YCSO Andrew Ross Brown, courtesy YCSO
CLOVER, SC (WBTV) -

Wednesday morning, the Clover Police Department and York County Sheriff's Office received information from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office that a person believed to be in the City of Clover had made threats towards a school in Chesterfield County.

There was never a direct threat made toward a school in the Clover School district.

According to a press release from the York County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's School Resource Officers and the Clover School District were notified and all schools were placed on lockdown.

The information the York County Sheriff Office was acting on was that the suspect Andrew Ross Brown, 21 made threats to a school in Chesterfield County, he was in the Clover area and he was armed.

At 9:01am, Brown was located at 103 Oak Street in Clover.  Brown was arrested by Clover Police for outstanding warrants he had for Burglary and Larceny in Anson County, North Carolina.

Again at this time there was no direct threat made towards a school in the Clover School District.

Based on the information at the time, the Clover Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office fully supports the decision the Clover School District made to put all schools on lock down.

Mychal Frost with the Clover School District spoke to our newspartners at CN2, "Following events in conneticut, with the new town tragedy in december, each of our school began practicing more frequently lockdown drills which obviously proved to be more effective this morning by helping each school do it quickly and effiecently and address these issues with students as they come up."

The lock down was from 9:00am to 9:20am.  All parents in the Clover district were notified of the lock down via the Clover Schools Black Board Connect System, Facebook and Twitter.

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