CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three suspects are now in custody after shots were reportedly fired at a Clarksville high school campus late Friday night.

The incident happened at West Creek High School just after 9 p.m. during a football game. 

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According to the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office, campus deputies observed a vehicle in the parking lot with its truck open and traveling above the speed limit. Officials say that’s when deputies heard and saw gunshots being fired. 

Clarksville police and Tennessee Highway Patrol also responded to the incident and detained one adult and two juvenile suspects. At the scene, deputies recovered bullet shell casings, a firearm and seized one vehicle. 

No injuries were reported. Following the incident, parents were instructed to pick up their children who attended the game at the nearby West Creek Middle School. 

The following message was sent to Northeast and West Creek High School families:

Good afternoon, Northeast and West Creek high school families,

This is Dr. Ferrell, principal of West Creek High. What started as a fun and exciting season opener for our football teams turned into a terrifying night for everyone. Youths who are not enrolled in our schools brought violence onto our campus as we were all trying to enjoy a friendly football game.

We appreciate the vigilance and quick response of law enforcement who were at the game and those who responded to the incident. To the students, families, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators from Northeast and West Creek in attendance, thank you for your quick actions and support of each other.

We all hope swift justice will be served to those involved to send a message to everyone that violence will not be tolerated on our campuses or anywhere in our community. However, we cannot disregard the fear and anxiety these individuals caused. Mr. Massey and I encourage any and all students who need support to please reach out to our school counselors. We will have additional resources on our campuses for the days to come.

Finally, I want to reiterate what our District, schools, and law enforcement partners have been sharing with families for years. We ask all families to please talk to their children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an SRO, administrator, teacher, or other trusted adult. If you see or hear something concerning, say something. Anyone with information about last night is urged to call 931-648-0611 ext. 13417 or email at

We must work together to keep our schools and communities safe. Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. Ferrell

No further information was made available.

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