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School put on lockdown following sexual assault

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Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday. (WSMV) Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday. (WSMV)
MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School in Murfreesboro was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon following a sexual assault that happened near the school.

Police are not giving many details, but a woman who lives near the school said she talked briefly with an investigator.

"I asked her what was going on but she couldn't tell me. She just said something bad," Rebecca Parker said.

Then the investigator asked Parker a question.

"She asked if I had seen a young black male walking down the street this morning and had asked me if they could rake my leaves," Parker said.

Police told us they interviewed the victim at the hospital.

The school lockdown was lifted by the time school ended.

"It makes me very nervous. I normally feel safe on this street, but when something like this happens it makes me nervous," Parker said.

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