WTVF: 4 schools taken off lock down in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Four elementary and middle schools in Nashville have been taken off lock down, after police arrest an armed robbery suspect.

Newchannel 5 in Nashville says police responded to the area between Chandler Road and Waynewood Lane after a witness reported seeing a suspect with a rifle in the woods.

An official with Metro Nashville Public Schools told NewsChannel 5 that Dodson Elementary, Tulip Grove Elementary, McGavock Elementary and Dupont-Tyler Middle Schools were placed on lock down while police conducted a search.

Woody McMillian, a spokesman for the school district, said the schools are clustered together in the Hermitage area of Davidson County.

All exterior doors were locked around noon, but have since reopened.

A public safety helicopter was also brought in to aid in the search.

Police reportedly found at least two homes in the area that had been broken into.

Police also found items that may have been taken from the homes and a BB gun.

A K-9 unit tracked the suspect to an area off Chandler Road near Tulip Grove Road.

Police arrested Sean Tate, age 19.

Tate was transported to Metro General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Officials will then book the suspect for multiple counts of burglary.

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