Lockdown closes campus for nearly three hours

Students were on lockdown for nearly three hours today after an officer-involved shooting took about a mile from the campus. The soft lockdown started at 9:42 a.m. and stretched through fifth period, leaving students stuck in classrooms for more than an hour and a half. 

“It’s the largest lockdown I’ve ever been in,” English teacher Nicholas Savano said. “I feel like our school does a good job in making sure that our students know exactly what to do in this time.”

Officers received a call at 9:20 a.m., and said they found a person with gunshot wounds on the scene. Metro Police went into a standoff with the suspect, who was barricaded, according to News3. 

“I feel good because I can do homework … and [the lockdown is] fun,” junior Rayleigh Evans said. 

The lockdown ended at 11:28 a.m. after Metro alerted the school, permitting students to leave for nutrition break. Students and staff were unharmed.