Dear LCSD 55 Family, Potential Threat to Laurens Middle School Deemed Nonexistent Yesterday evening, authorities were alerted to a potential threat against Laurens Middle School, allegedly discussed by a group of juveniles and overheard by one juvenile who reported it to authorities. Following a thorough investigation, no evidence supporting these claims was found during a search of the residence of the alleged juvenile who was said to have made the threat. However, in the early hours of the morning at around 2:30 AM, the FBI notified the LPD of a fake social media account circulating a bomb threat targeting Laurens Middle School. Rapid coordination between uniform patrol officers, school resource officers (SRO’s), and command staff, facilitated by the invaluable assistance of the FBI, swiftly led to the apprehension of the perpetrator. The individual responsible for the hoax, a juvenile student of Laurens Middle School, has been detained. Their identity remains anonymous due to their status as a minor. They have confessed to fabricating the threat(s), affirming that there is no genuine danger to the school, its students, or the wider community. To ensure utmost safety, the Laurens Police Department, in collaboration with Laurens County School District 55 Administration and Laurens Middle School staff, conducted a thorough search of Laurens Middle School this morning. The investigation concluded that there are no present threats to the school or its occupants. In light of this incident, heightened security measures have been implemented across the district to reassure students, parents, and staff of their safety and well-being. School will commence at normal time without any deviation. This notification underscores our commitment to transparency and our unwavering dedication to addressing and neutralizing potential threats swiftly and effectively. The juvenile perpetrator has been removed from the school and will face charges through the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, where he/she is currently being housed. Laurens County School District 55 would like to thank the Laurens Police Department for their coordinated efforts and swift response to ensure the safety of our children, staff, and schools. For further inquiries, please contact Captain Heath Copeland of the Laurens Police Department or Jody Penland with Laurens County School District 55. Sincerely, LCSD 55
3 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
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We are experiencing another network outage with Segra. We do not have a timeline for restoration. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Have a good day!
4 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
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The district fiber connection was restored overnight. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. Have a great day!
4 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Satellite Dish
We are experiencing a second outage with our Segra Fiber Connectivity. We do not currently have an estimated outage restoration time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
4 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
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The Segra Fiber Connection has been restored for Laurens County School District 55. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
4 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Cell Tower
Good Evening, This notice is to inform you of an outage with the Segra Fiber Connection for LCSD 55. Tonight's board meeting will be recorded and uploaded after service is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
4 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
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Please click the link below to view the Special Called Board Meeting for January 4th, 2024. https://youtube.com/live/MFkm8ytt_cI
5 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Board Room
Overnight, Segra completed the fiber repair for our school district. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
7 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Network update
Laurens County School District 55 is experiencing a network outage due to the Segra Fiber connection. We will notify you when connectivity is restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Thank you!
7 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Network Outage
Presbyterian College Free Tennis Camp Presbyterian College Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams will be running a free tennis camp from Monday, October 9th to Thursday, October 12th from 9-11am. This camp will be in conjunction with the Clinton, Laurens, Newberry Tennis Association and this will occur during Fall Break of the public-school systems. Please join in on the fun at the PC Tennis Courts!! What: Free Tennis Camp Who: All ages Where: Presbyterian College Tennis Courts. 105 Ashland Ave, Clinton, SC 29325.
8 months ago, Caroline Birchmore
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Please read our 2023-2024 Game Day Information. The next home game is the Homecoming Game on September 29, 2023. Plain text information (press release) :https://bit.ly/3RO81d9
8 months ago, Caroline Birchmore
[Laurens], [SC] - Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) invites the Laurens community to witness athletic games and cheer for the Raiders. Patrons may purchase all home game tickets online at http://gofan.co/app/school/SC1287 to avoid long lines. Tickets cost $8.00 at the gate. South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) passes will be honored at the gate.  Tickets are required for students in first grade and up. All elementary and middle school- aged children must enter with a paying adult and remain under supervision at all times  during the event. There are designated entrances for ticket holders. Passholders will enter Gate A, Home Ticket Holders will use Gate B, and visiting fans will use Gate C and Gate D. Designated parking for Century Club, game workers, and handicapped is inside Gate 6 or Gate 7. Passes or tags must be presented before entering. LCSD 55 prioritizes safety and will enforce security measures, including metal detector screening, clear bag policy, no re-entry, and no unsealed outside food or drinks allowed. No animals are allowed on campus at athletic events except for trained service animals. Congregating in front of or near the restrooms and concession areas will not be allowed. Only team personnel will be allowed near team benches or sidelines. No one is allowed on or near the playing field or court at any time. LCSD 55 Superintendent Dr. Ameca C. Thomas said, "As the superintendent, I want to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees at our athletic events. We continue to implement safety guidelines to enhance security and expedite entry. I encourage our community to come out and support our teams while adhering to these guidelines, as together, we can create a safe and memorable experience for everyone." LDHS Head Athletic Coach Tommy Spires would like to invite the public to the Homecoming Game on September 29, 2023. ###
Good afternoon, Middle and High School students will not be allowed to be dropped off or brought to Waterloo Elementary in the mornings. Please ride their assigned bus from home. This is for the safety of all of our students. We are asking for your cooperation as we continue to elevate to higher heights. Mr. Wright
10 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
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The internet connectivity for Laurens County School District 55 is operational. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Have a great day!
10 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Happy Computer
Laurens County School District 55 is experiencing a district-wide internet outage. We are currently in contact with Segra to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We will notify everyone once network connectivity has returned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
10 months ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Network Outage
Happy School Communicators Day Friday, May 12th, 2023!
about 1 year ago, LCSD 55 Technology
Communicators Day!
April 22, 2023 National Earth Day Let's Do Our Part!
about 1 year ago, Laurens Prepatory Academy
National Earth Day
March 6-10, 2023 is National School Breakfast Week. The theme is Dig Into School Breakfast. We encourage all students to come join us in the cafeteria for a delicious breakfast.
about 1 year ago, School Nutrition