KCSO: Halls schools in soft lockdown after online threat

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The three Halls schools in Knox County were put on a soft lockdown Thursday after an online threat was made the night before.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that Halls High School will be on a soft lockdown for the remainder of the day after an online threat was made Wednesday. This means that all entrances will remain locked as is the usual protocol, and we will not be allowing parents to eat lunch or volunteer today in the building.

Halls Elementary School Principal Mitchell Cox said in an email that an anonymous, non-specific threat was made to another school Wednesday night via social media. It goes on to say the threat was determined to be not credible.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available. 

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