Berkeley Middle School was on lockdown for about 40 minutes today, according to Berkeley County School District officials.

The school went on lockdown at 2 p.m. on the recommendation of local law enforcement because of a disturbance nearby, district spokeswoman Susan Smyre Haire said.

The lockdown was lifted by 2:40 p.m., she said.

It did not interfere with dismissal or bus routes.

Parents were notified via the school’s automatic call-out system and the school’s Facebook page.

Moncks Corner Police Chief Chad Caldwell was not available for comment.