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Lockdown at three Bedford County Schools

On the morning of December 5, 2023 Shelbyville local law enforcement and Bedford County Schools officials were alerted to a possible threat, that a gun was reported missing from a home, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tammy Garrett.

A lockdown at three schools-Harris Middle School, Shelbyville Central High School and Southside Elementary School-was immediately implemented.

After a thorough investigation and ensuring the schools were safe for all students and faculty, the matter became a police investigation and is still ongoing at this time.

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According to the Bedford County Schools, no criminal offense was committed on school property and schools went from a hard lockdown to secure perimeter by mid-morning.

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