Social media post prompts lockouts at Antioch, Glencliff high schools

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Both Antioch and Glencliff high schools were placed on a modified lockout after a social media post that caused concern.

School officials implemented the lockout, which is a lower level of response than a lockdown, Wednesday morning. During a lockout, the outside doors remain locked as classes continue as normal.

Metro police responded and several officers searched the areas. A police helicopter was also used.

News 2 spoke with Brianna Le who said she didn’t waste any time picking up her daughter from Antioch High School.

“I just don’t want her to feel uncomfortable so I just decided to go ahead and pick her up ,” Le said.

She told News 2 her daughter was sent an image of a clown in a wooded area holding balloons, in what appeared to be the schools property.

Le said she hopes the clown craze is a hoax, but is waiting to hear from school officials.

“It’s crazy. I think people are just nuts,” she said.

Metro police are still investigating the origin of the original threat.