LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (WKRN) — No one was hurt following an incident during the Macon County High School homecoming parade.
During the parade on Friday, an “uncontrollable driver” — later identified as 53-year-old James Corum — broke through barriers along the parade route into a crowded area, according to the Macon County School District.
Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Shipley reportedly used his vehicle to ram the driver, preventing injuries to any students and teachers nearby.
The parade was then stopped, buses began routes and students were dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Deputy Shipley is said to be okay after a trip to the hospital. The suspect was airlifted to Skyline, but there is no update on his condition.
A post from the school district on Facebook mentioned multiple children were shaken up following the events. They say the schools will be prepared to address counseling concerns next week when school is back in session.
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