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Kenwood High School, Clarksville. (Courtesy: Google Maps)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -
Police were present on the campus of Kenwood High School in Clarksville Friday due to a threat that was resolved overnight.
Elise Shelton, spokesperson for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools, confirmed the police presence Friday after an alert was sent to parents sometime overnight regarding a student who threatened to bring a gun to school.
Authorities received the tip just before 9 p.m. Officers arrived to the student's home minutes later at 9:04 p.m. and took the teen into custody, police spokesperson Natalie Hall said.
Friday's alert informed parents the threat was confirmed by law enforcement officials and subsequently resolved.
It stated the student at hand will be dealt with according to school board policy.
"Without that anonymous tip, we might have had a disaster," Clarksville police chief Al Ansley said.
Shelton noted the police presence at Kenwood on Friday was simply to provide additional reassurance.