Lockdown at middle school canceled, no weapon found

Hardin County Middle School students were being kept in their classrooms in a “soft lockdown” safety measure Friday that has now been canceled, Director of Schools Michael Davis said around 8:30 a.m. today.
A parent “told one of our employees that a student mentioned he was going to bring a weapon to school, possibly this morning,” he said.
However, the student showed up at the alternative school where he attends class and did not have a weapon, according to Davis.
“To have all precautions in place Sheriff (Johnny) Alexander did send additional officers to the middle school. We can’t even confirm” there was a threat, “but we’re certainly taking it seriously.”
Davis added that “both locations are safe and everything is fine.”


  1. Felisha Presley on February 14, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Why dont the parents of the kids whom attend this school get a text notification or a call or something. I understand u dnt want or need the parents freaking out an running down there so just let that be known as well if they show up all freaked out that they could possibly go to jail or something. I just dont think it’s right that we as parents have to find out about this on a social media site

  2. Anthony Huerta on February 14, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    The last thing a school needs in a situation is to create more panic. A call did go out immediately after the situation was resolved. Again I would like to say I have the utmost confidence in the safety of my child in school. Also our deputy (Pee Wee) along with the Sheriffs dept and Savannah Police undoubtedly would put the themselves in harms way to protect our children. They also have children in our schools. Thankyou.

  3. GABRIELLE DAVIS on February 15, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I understand the concern in this day and age, but what proof did this parent have? I mean no disrespect to anyone, but if any person can just tell the school anything without proof …. then anyone can also use this method for bad. Yes, the parents should be alerted, but NO this should not be broadcasted on the news. I’m not saying that the student was guilty or innocent, what I am saying is … there should be some kind of proof before this information is shared “as news”.

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