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BBB: Roane elementary school locked down Thursday, no threat located

Our partners at BBB-TV report that police rushed to Ridgeview Elementary School in Rockwood at around 8 am Thursday after a report came in about a woman allegedly carrying a weapon near the school property.

According to BBB’s sources, no suspicious individuals were located, but the area was checked by local police as well as the THP and Roane County deputies to try and locate the alleged suspect.

The school was placed on lockdown, however, not all of the students had arrived at the school at that time, so several buses transporting students left the area with the students and took them to a safe location off the school grounds.

A School Resource Officer will remain at the school all day, and Rockwood police will also maintain a presence on and off campus throughout the day just for safety measures.

BBB reports that some parents kept their kids from the school today.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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