North Middle/High School was placed on lockdown on Friday afternoon.
The incident began after two students engaged in a confrontation in the cafeteria, according to a press release from Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. One of the students was taken into custody by the school resource officer and transported away from the school.
The mother of the second student was contacted by the principal and asked to come to the school.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., while the mother was meeting with the principal, an individual made threatening comments, the district says. The district alleges the call was made by a person who was waiting outside in the mother’s vehicle while she was meeting the principal.
The school was placed on lockdown status and law enforcement was contacted as a precaution.
The suspected caller was taken into custody and removed from the school grounds.
The lockdown status was lifted at approximately 2:30 p.m. and the school resumed its regular schedule and dismissal time.
Students inside the school were safe and secured at all times during the incident, according to district Public Relations Director Bill Clark.