Rumors of gun threat at Blackman H.S. determined untrue
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -
Rumors of a gun threat at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro were determined to be untrue after an investigation by Rutherford County School Resource Officers and detectives on Friday.
SROs, alongside detectives, responded to the school earlier in the day after a parent called the sheriff's office and reported a possible shooting threat at the school.
Authorities said the call stemmed from a student telling parents about hearing a conversation about guns while at school.
"No threat was made," Sheriff Robert Arnold said in a release late Friday afternoon following the investigation.
Parents were notified of the incident via a statement which read, "The administration in conjunction with School Resource Officers conducted a thorough investigation and have concluded there is no threat at this time. We would like to reassure everyone that this situation has been resolved."
Sheriff Arnold added the concerned parent took the right action by notifying the sheriff's office of the rumored threat.
Parents and students are urged to contact the sheriff's department at 615-898-7770 anytime with information involving weapons or threats at schools.