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Anonymous Call Helps Thwart Planned School Shooting In Clarksville

Anonymous Call Helps Thwart Planned School Shooting In Clarksville

CREATED Jan 31, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A plan by a student to bring a gun to school and open fire on fellow students was thwarted after an anonymous call to Clarksville Police.

Clarksville Police said they received a phone call just before 9 p.m. Thursday reporting that a Kenwood High School student had written a note saying he planned to bring a gun to school and injure students.

After speaking with the student and his father, the threat was confirmed. The student admitted to planning the shooting, produced the note, and was detained. Police said he had access to a weapon and ammunition.

Clarksville Police said they planned to provide extra security with extra Patrol officers at the school, even though the threat was neutralized.

Police said they continued to investigate.

The student's name was not released since he is a minor. It was unclear what charges he would face.