School locked down Monday as police investigated incident off campus

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Carter County elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday and students were later sent home as a result of a situation that occurred off of the school’s campus.

On Tuesday morning, Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford and Director of Carter County Schools Dr. Kevin Ward released a joint statement about the incident.

“Yesterday at approximately 2:30 p.m. the decision was made to send the students at Central Elementary School home,” the statement said. “This was due to an off campus domestic situation.”

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“At no time was anyone at the school in any danger, however, out of an abundance of caution the school was placed on a soft lockdown,” the statement continued. “The domestic situation has since been resolved.”