NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A ninth-grader was arrested Monday afternoon after a threat was made to John Overton High School in South Nashville.
Metro police said two calls regarding an active shooter were made, but were found to be false.
The School Safety Division’s Rapid Response Team was sent to the school, which was temporarily placed on lockdown, and cleared the building. No weapons were recovered, according to investigators.
School resumed as normal when police finished their investigation in the school, according to a spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
The school spokesperson said the threat was not credible and was similar to earlier hoax calls called into Metro Schools.
The student was charged in juvenile court with making a threat of mass violence, making a false report, and abuse of the 911 system.
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