Lockdown lifted after reports of student with gun on Henderson County campus

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A school lockdown in Henderson County was lifted Friday after authorities addressed a 911 call that an Apple Valley 8th-grader had a gun.

After a student alleged that another student had a gun on campus, North Henderson High and Apple Valley Middle entered a precautionary “code yellow” lockdown around 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, a Henderson County Schools representative said in a statement.

Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the campus, and locked down both schools. As part of law enforcement's security sweep, the lockdown was escalated to a “code red” to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The two students involved were secured and interviewed by law enforcement and school administrators, the sheriff's office said in a release.

Once safety and security weeps were conducted by both deputies and K-9’s the school lockdown was lifted around 3 p.m., and parents were able to pick up their children.

Authorities asked parents to meet at Ebenezer Church, which is near the campus.

Students were dismissed on the regular schedule at 3:15 p.m.

Deputies say the investigation into the incident will continue, and law enforcement and school administrators will work together regarding any charges or discipline at the conclusion of their investigation.