On their second day of classes, students at a Tennessee high school were evacuated from campus. That’s because officials received a call about an active shooter, drawing a minimum of five different agencies to the scene.
Deputies from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to Volunteer High School just after 8 a.m., searching for the potential shooter, and evacuating students to a National Guard Armory where they met with their parents. They were told to walk with their hands over their heads, as they approached the buses.
“There has been an emergency situation at Volunteer High School,” school officials said in their 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.”