Carter County

Soft lockdown for Carter County schools lifted

News 5 has learned from Carter County school officials that a soft lockdown put in place because of threats made on social media has been lifted.

The sheriff’s department investigated the threats. An anonymous post said that someone with a gun was going to show up at Happy Valley, Cloudland and Elizabethton High Schools.

Officials were not able to trace the post, but Sheriff Dexter Lunsford told us that there no validity to the threat.


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