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Oak Ridge High School was on lockdown late Monday morning after administrators were made aware of a shooting threat posted on social media.
“ORHS is on a level 3 lockdown due to a shooting threat on social media,” City of Oak Ridge spokesperson Lauren Gray said. “The Oak Ridge Police Department is currently on scene investigating. Level 3 lockdown is a call for increased security when a situation inside or outside the building may have an impact on school. Students return to classrooms. All outside doors and classroom doors are locked and no one is permitted to enter or exit the building.
“We will release more information as it becomes available.”
Parents received a call about the lockdown about 11 a.m. Monday. The announcement said no one is allowed in or out of ORHS during the lockdown.
At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, ORHS administrators sent an email to families letting them know that students would be dismissed at their regular dismissal time with help from the Oak Ridge Police Department.
ORPD vehicles were stationed around the high school on Monday morning and afternoon.
The City of Oak Ridge said no suspects had been arrested or located as of mid-Monday afternoon.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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