CCSD Statement on Townville Elementary
Charleston, SC — "All of Charleston County School District is standing with Townville Elementary and the Anderson 4 School District. Our collective thoughts and prayers go out to the students and teacher hurt in this act of violence, along with their families, and all those affected by what happened yesterday.
In light of this tragedy, CCSD’s Security and Emergency Management team sent out a memo to all our of principals last night, reminding them to review the emergency procedures that are in place. The district will also conduct a thorough review of our emergency plan against the facts of this incident.
In the meantime, we ask everyone in our community to help cultivate a culture of security and safety by remaining vigilant and supporting local law enforcement’s mission to assist us with protecting our students and teachers. Emergencies can occur at any time, so it is important we all take necessary steps to prepare.
The safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority, and we remain dedicated to that priority."
About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.