Volunteer High School in Tennessee on lockdown as 'emergency situation' on students' first day backAugust 10, 2021
A HIGH school in Tennessee is on lockdown after a large police presence was seen on the students' first day back.
The Hawkins County School District confirmed that the school was under lockdown as of 7.30am following an "emergency situation."
The district went on to confirm that the "parameter is secure" and asked parents to "not attempt to come to the school.
In a later statement, the district said that "out of an abundance of caution all schools from Surgoinsville to East Hawkins County have been placed on lockdown."
They added that Volunteer High School students "are currently being evacuated to the National Guard Armory."
Reports on social media speculated that there was an active shooter, however, this has not yet been confirmed by police.
The incident broke out on Tuesday morning – which is the first full day back to school for students, according to their website.
Reporters at the scene said that there was a large police and emergency vehicle presence at the school this morning.
The Hawkins County Emergency Communications said that they will update the public when more information is available.
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