Nashville Community High School was placed on lockdown for fifteen minutes on Wednesday, August 14, while school officials and authorities look into a possible threat on campus.
Superintendent Brad Turner said information was brought to the administration’s attention shortly before school started where a student felt that a few messages were thought to be possibly threatening. Turner said at 8:12 a.m., school officials believed to be “safest for the building to be placed on lockdown so we could investigate.”
The Nashville Police Department were called to the scene and searched the school for threat. After it was detected that the threat was unfounded, the school lifted the lockdown at 8:27 a.m. A call to parents informing them of the events was sent out through the automated system between 8:40 and 8:50 a.m.
“It was never an unsafe situation,” Turner said. “We felt at the time the best thing to do was to go into a lockdown.”
Turner said he wanted to thank the students, staff and police department for their quick response and cooperation.
“Our students and staff responded exactly how we expected them to,” Turner said. “We have had drills and they responded just in the way they were trained to respond in those situations.”