Sheriff: ‘Hoax’ call about gun vacated Tennessee high school

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CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) — A call about an active shooter inside a Tennessee high school prompted a major law enforcement response, but a sheriff’s office believes it was a hoax after finding no suspect and no shooting injuries.

At least five agencies responded after someone called the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office just after 8 a.m., saying there was an active shooter inside Volunteer High School.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says deputies responded immediately and began searching.

Students were marched out with their hands over their heads to school buses to be reunited off-campus with their parents.

Officials said two people were transported from the scene for injuries unrelated to gunshots.

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