Phone threat leads to soft lockdown for Lawrence County Schools

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A threat school officials say was phoned in to one of the schools within Lawrence County’s district led to emergency precautions being taken.

It happened Tuesday, leading every school to be on soft lockdown for some time.

Authorities said the reason for the “drill” was two-fold—it was done as a precaution to ensure safety, and it also allowed the school system to test their drill and notification system.

“We thank the entire county of Lawrence County for its patience this afternoon. The emergency procedures that were implemented are there for a reason: To keep all our students safe,” said Director of Schools Johnny McDaniel. “We used this as an opportunity to practice our district-wide crisis plan. We want to sincerely thank the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the Lawrence County Sherriff’s Department, and the Loretto Police Department for their overwhelming swift and professional response. Thanks for help in keeping our students safe!”

Further details on the threat have not been released.

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