Hampton Elementary placed on lockdown after unloaded gun found near campus, scene cleared

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – An elementary school in Carter County was placed on lockdown Thursday after an unloaded gun was found near the school.

According to the Carter County Board of Education, Hampton Elementary School was placed on lockdown around 12:30 p.m. as a precaution after the gun was found.

Parents of students at the school were notified. No injuries were reported.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office has since cleared the scene and the lockdown was lifted.

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