School

Update: Lexington County Deputies say White Knoll HS is secure after lockdown due to possible security threat

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–UDPDATE- According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the White Knoll High School campus is secure. Deputies say they have identified and located a student associated with the potential security threat. Investigators are interviewing that student. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, they are on site at the White Knoll High School campus in response to tips about…

South Carolina DHEC pushes Test-To-Stay program for schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina school districts are being urged to adopt the ‘Test-To-Stay’ program for students. The extra push comes today from South Carolina DHEC as advisors say it will keep children in the classroom longer.  The program allows rapid antigen tests or PCR tests that have a quick 24 hours or less turn around time to be…

City of Columbia hosting school supply drive

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia Economic Development is partnering with Black Public Relations Society and local businesses to host a school supply drive. The group is asking for donations such as computer supplies and colored pencils. There are several locations accepting donations across the city. Donations are being accepted now through September 23rd. Categories: Local News Tags: Donation, School

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

(ABC News)-A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition. “We were in class reading and we heard pupils and teachers screaming, and the class started collapsing and then a stone hit me on the mouth,” one survivor, 10-year-old…

Current College and University Closures

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)- Several South Carolina Colleges have made the decision to cancel classes ahead of Hurricane Dorian. According to the University’s website, classes at South Carolina State University will be closed Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday September 4th. Claflin University will also be closed Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday September 4th. Morris College in Sumter is also cancelling classes through…

Medical Minute: delayed school start could benefit students

(ABC News) — A new study is showing the effect of having a delayed school start time. One Seattle school district saw better attendance and improved grades. Showing that getting the 8 hours in each night, really pays off. Stephanie Ramos has more in today’s Medical Minute. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, National News, News Tags: delay, School, start times,…