UPDATE at 11:23 a.m.: Lt. Jay Baker, spokesperson with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office, said the robbery entailed a prescription drug theft and the alleged victim and suspect knew each other. No firearm was involved.
An alleged robbery in southwest Cherokee County forced two schools into what the Cherokee County School District deemed 'Code Yellow' status.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, the district's School Police Department was informed of a robbery that allegedly occurred near Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy, the district said in a statement.
However, it was determined the alleged crime was actually closer to Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy.
The district placed Oak Grove under its Code Yellow advisory for roughly 15 minutes, until it was cleared by school police. Clark Creek was subsequently placed under Code Yellow until it was given the all clear at around 9:10 a.m.
Under Code Yellow, the perimeter of a facility is secured by way of locking exterior doors (including the front door, mobile classroom doors, etc.) and students are not permitted on playgrounds/outside recess areas.
"All students are safely situated in their classrooms, and all other normal classroom operations remain in effect," said District Spokesperson Barbara Jacoby. "These provisions will remain in effect at Clark Creek ES until the school/School District receives notification from law enforcement that such provisions are no longer warranted."