David Crockett High returns to ‘normal operating status’ after incident on Ridgecrest Road

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David Crockett High School goes back to “normal operating status” after “sheltering in place” and issuing a soft lockdown.  

The school was initially put on a “soft” lockdown at 7:16 a.m. after a warning from the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office. 

Then around 8:02 a.m. school officials issued a call to “shelter in place”.  

The Washington County (TN) Sheriff”s Office told News Channel 11 the lockdown was the result of a reported home invasion. The incident reportedly happened at a home on Ridgecrest Road  — just barely a mile from the high school.  

Sergeant John Rupe told us his office notified school officials as a precaution. School officials, in turn, issued a “soft lockdown,” and then a “shelter in place” alert, before returning to normal operations just before 10:00 a.m. 

The suspect in the reported incident has not been captured. 

School officials and the sheriff’s office told us there was no threat toward students or the school. 

We are working on gathering more details as far as what happened at the home on Ridgecrest Road. Please continue to follow this story and check back for updates both on air and online.

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