Volunteer High School in Tennessee on lockdown over ‘emergency situation’

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A Tennessee high school says it’s evacuating students to a local National Guard Armory amid reports of a person with a gun on campus. 

Officials with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office told WVLT that Volunteer High School – west of Kingsport – was placed on lockdown around 8 a.m. this morning after police received reports of a person there carrying a firearm. 

“There has been an emergency situation at Volunteer High School,” Hawkins County Schools said in a statement. “Our major concern at this time is for the safety of our students and staff; please stay clear of the area to allow law enforcement and emergency personnel access to the area.” 

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