Hillsboro High School placed on lockout due to ‘threat against the facility’


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Hillsboro High School was placed on a lockout Monday afternoon due to a threat to the facility, according to the spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

A lockout means no visitors or unauthorized individuals are allowed inside the school.

MNPS officials said students and staff were safe inside the building. At the time, they said the action is “being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a threat against the facility.”

Students were dismissed at their usual time of 2:05 p.m. without incident.

Metro police said they are investigating, but there is no known credible threat. MNPD will have additional officers present at the high school Tuesday.

Parents arriving to pick up their children said they were not worried.

This is the second time the school has been placed in a lockout in the last week.

Last Monday, all Metro schools went into lockout when police were looking for a shooting suspect from Lebanon. Police said a man shot and killed his ex-wife and her mother and fled to West Nashville.

Some parents said they’ve almost become desensitized to it, but added it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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