#childsafety | Pisgah Elementary put on lockout twice for 2 different incidents


CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Pisgah Elementary School on Hazelwood Road experienced two brief lockouts Friday morning, as the school took precautions from two unrelated incidents near the school.

This is the second day in a row that a Clarksville-Montgomery County elementary school has experienced a lockout.

Thursday morning, Glenellen Elementary had a lockout that lasted into the afternoon due to a nearby standoff with a barricaded subject on Applemill Court. That situation was resolved around 6:40 p.m.

Parents were alerted to the first lockout at Pisgah at 9:32 a.m., and it was lifted less than 10 minutes later.

According to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sandra Brandon, law enforcement received reports of a suspicious person walking on Trenton Road just under 2 miles from the school.

Clarksville Police Detective Michael Patterson said police received reports that the person had a handgun.

Brandon later confirmed that the suspicious person was actually talking on the phone, and no threat or gun was found.

The second lockout was reported by the school at 10:15 a.m. when an alert went out to parents via text. This lockout lasted less than 30 minutes, and was lifted around 10:45 a.m. according to CMCSS.

This lockout stemmed from reports of a suicidal subject near Pisgah. At 10:50 a.m., Patterson confirmed that the scene had been cleared, however the outcome is still unknown.

Anthony Johnson, chief communications officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, said Thursday in response to the Glenellen lockout that CMCSS schools will go on lockout if there is police activity nearby as a precaution even if there is not an imminent threat to the schools directly.

Both incidents have been cleared, and there is no threat to the schools or community.



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