KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Karns High School was locked down around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 as a precaution following allegations of a weapon on school property.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office said the threat of a potential weapon on- campus stemmed from an overnight investigation involving two students off-campus on Feb. 10.
Officials said they reached out to KCSO and school security immediately after they learned about the threat. As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown, according to KCSO.
While the school was in lockdown, juvenile detectives with KCSO interviewed students and faculty regarding the allegations, KCSO said.
Detectives, along with KCSO K-9 units, located three toy pistols in a student vehicle. No other weapons were found, according to KCSO.
Officials said the search created a delay in lunch for some students. Executive Principal of Karns High School Brad Corum apologized to families for the delay in an email.
"Thank you for your support and patience as we work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff," Corum said.