Clover School District's schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday while police searched for an armed man.
Andrew Brown, 21, was arrested Wednesday. Police said he was armed, had made a threat and was inside a home blocks from a school.
"The teacher gave one of the students the key and told him to lock the door," Roman King said.
King is a middle school student and said the lockdown only lasted minutes.
"A few people were scared," King said.
Police quickly tracked down Brown and arrested him. The schools lifted the lockdown.
According to the Anson County Sheriff's Office, Brown took guns from his mother's home near Peachland. Then he drove to South Carolina, where police say he threatened his stepmother, a teacher in the Chesterfield County School District.
Police say it was a generic threat, but they took it seriously. And Clover schools went into lockdown when police made it clear he was in the area.
"I was worried," parent Tina Ramsey said. "I didn't know what to think. It makes me not want to send kids to school anymore."
Parents said with were glad to hear that the school district took precautions and kept them in the loop.
"I have faith in the school district that they'll protect her while she's there," Tory Campbell said about her daughter.
Eyewitness News spoke with Chesterfield County School District. They say they had additional security at the school where the threatened teacher worked. They did not go into lockdown.