Breaking: Grove Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School on Lockdown

Grove Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School are both under a lockdown ordered by the Greenville County Sheriff’s office this afternoon.

The lockdown stems from an issue involving a parent who has children at both schools, reports. No further information is available at this time.

Greenville Dragnet will bring you updates throughout the afternoon.

Update, 3:00 p.m.:

The school lockdown was ordered in response to threats a parent made to a Department of Social Services employee following a custody hearing in family court Friday morning, WYFF4 reports. The hearing resulted in a court decision to remove the children from their parent’s custody, and in light of the threats,  Social Services followed protocol in requesting the assistance of  law enforcement in taking the children into state custody.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 1:30 p.m. and students were released as usual from both schools this afternoon.

Parents will be receive an announcement about the situation through the School Messenger phone notification system, according to Fox Carolina.


2 Responses to “Breaking: Grove Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School on Lockdown”

  1. Jasmine on November 13th, 2009 4:33 pm

    do yall have a picture of the parent

  2. admin on November 13th, 2009 4:44 pm

    Jasmine, we will publish a photo if an arrest is confirmed. Right now, the only additional information we have is that the person who made the threats is believed to be the father of children at the schools.

    Thanks for reading.

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