On Tuesday morning, Bedford County law enforcement officials, along with school personnel, were alerted to a possible threat when a gun was reported missing from a home, “according to Superintendent of Schools Dr Tammy Garrett.” She ordered a lockdown of three schools, Harris Middle School, Shelbyville Central High School, and Southside Elementary School.
After a thorough investigation and ensuring the schools were safe for all students and faculty the matter became a police investigation and is still ongoing at this time. No criminal offense was committed on school property, and schools went from a hard lockdown to a secure perimeter by mid-morning.
Doctor Garrett said, “We thank our parents for their patience and cooperation this morning and our local police for their partnership and ensuring safety for our schools. She added, safety is always and will always be our top priority.”