No threat found as schools go on lockdown

  • There was no threat found after White County schools were placed on lockdown earlier today.
    There was no threat found after White County schools were placed on lockdown earlier today.
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There was no threat found after White County schools were placed on lockdown earlier today.

White County High School administrators were informed around 1:20 p.m. about four people on the school campus handling what looked like a "suspicious object," according to a statement White County School Superintendent Scott Justus.

“Following [White County School System] protocol, WCHS went on a campus-wide lockdown, with law enforcement and school personnel securing both the interior and exterior,” Justus said.  

Justus said that law enforcement officials also placed other WCSS schools on lockdown as a precaution.

“It was confirmed that there were students handling a camera tripod while filming a project for class while outside at WCHS,” Justus said. “At no time were any students or school staff in any danger at WCHS or at any other school. Student safety is taken very seriously by the school system and law enforcement. Please be assured that all students and staff are safe.”