Police said they’re interviewing several students after Cookeville High School was placed on lockdown.
The incident began Wednesday morning when a student overheard three other students discussing involvement in a recent crime in Cookeville. Allegedly, the student also heard them talking about a shooting at the high school.
The student notified her mother who then contacted the Cookeville Police Department.
Both the police and officials with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to the school, and administration began standard lockdown procedures to secure the campus.
Authorities assessed the validity of the verbal threats. They have confirmed no injuries occurred and there was no indication of any weapons being present on the school’s campus.
The students involved in the conversation were found and were being questioned by officials.
Police and deputies were able to give the all clear, and the lockdown was lifted.
School resumed as normal around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Administration said they would be letting out at 3 p.m. as usual, and all after-school activities were scheduled to go on as planned.
No credible threat could be confirmed, and the school was deemed safe.