According to Andy True, chief information officer for Kingsport City Schools, Dobyns-Bennett went into a soft lockdown after a student discovered a single bullet in the school. The student gave it to a teacher who passed it along to the administration. The decision was then made to do a soft lockdown of the high school while an investigation was conducted.
A soft lockdown meant all students had to stay in the current classroom they were in.
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Earlier report posted at 12:10 a.m.:
KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School is on a "soft" lockdown, according to Marybeth McLain, communication editor with Kingsport City Schools.
McLain said the school is on the soft lockdown so a short investigation can be conducted. She said the Kingsport Police Department is involved and in the building. She said there is no direct threat to students.
McLain said the lockdown could be lifted shortly.