Update: A representative from the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) district has stated that the threat seems to be a false alarm and “did not originate from the school.
“Officials have verified that a telephonic threat was reported at the magnet school around lunchtime on Friday. Despite the school being on winter break, six students and a teacher were reportedly evacuated from the premises.
The school district explained that the students were present on campus for wrestling practice. The police have concluded their investigation, and the scene has been cleared.”
Full statement from MNPS:
The call appears to be a hoax and did not originate from the school. There were a handful of students and staff in the building at the time for wrestling practice. The Police searched the building out of an abundance of caution and cleared it of any threat. We appreciate the MNPD’s commitment to the safety of our schools.
Police from the Metro Nashville Police Department were dispatched to Hume-Fogg Academic High School on Friday in response to a threat received via phone.
Although school security did not observe any suspicious activity, it’s important to note that schools are presently closed for the winter break.
Authorities have verified that a telephonic threat was directed towards the magnet school during the lunchtime period.
Despite the school being on winter break, it is reported that six children and a teacher were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
The Metro Police are taking precautionary measures and are in the process of clearing the school for safety reasons.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.