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Authorities Investigate Bomb Threats At 5 Mid-State Schools

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:30:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities across five Middle Tennessee counties are investigating after bomb threats were called in to schools Monday.

Students at Howard Elementary in Gallatin, Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Lafayette Elementary School in Macon County and Elzie D. Patton Elementary School in Mt. Juliet were all evacuated from the classroom. 

The bomb threats seemingly came in around the same time. It was unknown if any of the incidents were related.

Around 11 a.m., Elzie D. Patton Elementary received an automated call saying there was a bomb inside the building. Students were moved to the nearby football field while the school was searched.

As of noon, no threat was found inside the building. Schools will dismiss at normal time.

Holloway High School students in Rutherford County were evacuated after a bomb threat was received about 11:15 a.m. After the building was cleared, students were allowed to return to class.

Students at Central Magnet School and Campus School were also locked down briefly as a precaution.

Officers with Gallatin police said a bomb threat against Howard Elementary came in around 11:30 a.m. Police responded to the scene and evacuated students as a precaution.

The Sumner County School Board notified parents on how to proceed.

Officials with Williamson County Schools confirmed another bomb threat was called in to Brentwood High. Students were also evacuated and officials were searching the building.

Meanwhile in Macon County, Lafayette Elementary School was also evacuated. Police there are investigating, as well. 

No additional details were known.