Report of child with gun sparked lockdown at White Pine school

(White Pine Police Department)
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WHITE PINE, Tenn. (WVLT) — A school in White Pine was put on soft lockdown at about 9 a.m. Friday after a report of a child with a gun.

A release from police said the child was quickly located and investigators said there was no gun found.

According to police, there was no threat to the safety of students or faculty members.

"We are confident and this lockdown is a precaution only. We will update with more details when everything is completed," police said.

Officers are expected to remain on the scene to complete an investigation.

WVLT News is working to learn more.