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BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Police say no one has been hurt after a 17-year-old Bluffton High School student came to school and told a teacher he had weapons.

Authorities locked down the school, put a police officer at the entrance and called in state agents and the fire department to help search the school and students Wednesday morning.

Bluffton Police Chief Joey Reynolds said the student is in custody while investigators figure out what to charge him with. His name was not released. Reynolds says the students had weapons but didn’t say what they were.

Reynolds says the shutdown of the school was a necessary precaution to make sure students and teachers were safe.

Principal Mark Dievendorf praised a teacher who pulled the student aside after noticing he was having a difficult day.

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