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Beaufort Middle, Mossy Oaks Elementary placed on 'modified lockdown' Friday afternoon

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Beaufort Middle and Mossy Oaks Elementary were placed on a modified lockdown around 2:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon while the Beaufort Police Department searched for a suspect in Mossy Oaks neighborhood where both schools are located.

According to Jim Foster, Director of Communications in the Beaufort County School District, a modified lockdown means students were kept in their classrooms during that period of time.

The lockdown was lifted a little before 3 p.m. without incident. We are still awaiting more information from the Beaufort Police Department.

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