Report of shots fired prompts schools soft lockdown on Friday

Published 7:08 pm Friday, September 2, 2022

Shortly before Noon on September 2, 2022, Carter County 911 received a report of shots fired in Hampton in the area near the Subway restaurant. Officers responded to the area and determined that there was no danger to any school. Officers determined a private citizen on private property had discharged a firearm for target practice. The schools were placed temporarily on a soft lockdown out of an abundance of precaution due to the nature of the 911 call to allow time for officers to arrive on scene and investigate the report of shots being fired in the area. Once officers determined there was no threat to the school and cleared the call, the soft lockdown at the school was lifted.

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