UPDATE: Precautionary lockdown lifted at Elizabethton City Schools


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE – Elizabethton City Schools lifted their precautionary lockdown late in the school day on Wednesday.

According to Elizabethton City Schools Public Relations Coordinator Nicole Moore, the lockdown was lifted around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

The soft lockdown was issued in response to events at another school district in the area.

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Elizabethton City Schools entered a precautionary lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

According to Elizabethton City School Public Relations Coordinator Nicole Moore, all schools in the district are on a cautionary lockdown.

Moore told News Channel 11 the lockdown is purely cautionary and based on reports involving another school district in the Tri-Cities region.

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Parents were contacted by the school district just after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

All schools in the district will remain on soft lockdown until dismissals, which will all occur at their regularly scheduled times.

Moore emphasized that no threat was made involving Elizabethton City Schools.

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Stay tuned with News Channel 11 for updates as we follow this story.

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