Kingsport school locked down Tuesday afternoon

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - John Sevier Middle School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon while authorities investigated a suspicious noise.

Contrary to some rumors currently circulating, no bomb threat occurred at the school. The Kingsport Police Department simply wanted to use an abundance of caution after hearing an unidentified sound inside the building before allowing students return.

Students and teachers returned to class shortly after the search.

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