Nashville high school placed on lockdown after receiving threat
Metro schools said the threat follows a similar pattern of hoax calls reported in the past.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A ninth grade student was arrested Monday afternoon following a threat to John Overton High School, Metro Nashville Police said.
Police said two calls were received reporting an active shooter, but the calls were found to be false calls after further investigation.
The student was charged in juvenile court with making a threat of mass violence, making a false report and abuse of the 911 system, police said.
Police said the School Safety Division’s Rapid Response Team was deployed and cleared the school where no weapons were recovered.
Students and staff remained inside the building as officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department conducted a precautionary search. Classes resumed after police finished its initial investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
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