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Schools will be open Monday, Tuesday

 Cheatham County Schools
Cheatham County Schools

Cheatham County Schools will be open on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone. We hope our students and staff have a great week and will have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Here’s a statement about Friday’s situation from Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove:

Cheatham County Citizens and Parents,

We want to update you on the investigation of the threat last Friday. The information received by the Ashland City Police Department was a post placed on Craigslist and was posted to someone from out of state.

The post was forwarded which caused us concern enough to investigate and place all schools on what is called a “soft lockdown,” meaning no disruption to the school’s operation but putting visible security in place as a precaution while under preliminary investigation.

The threat was not directed to any school but appeared to be a person “venting” that someone should shoot up a church in Montgomery County and a school in Ashland City.

The unknown person did not say why and gave no statement or direct threat that they were going to do a shooting but wanted no one in particular to go and do it. We felt it necessary to take proper steps while the investigation was in its early stage.  

State, local and federal agencies have been working throughout the weekend on leads and continue to follow any new information to the identity of who made the Craigslist post.

There will be an officer presence at Cheatham County schools just as a precaution and want you to know it is safe for your children to return, learn and have a good Thanksgiving week.

102 Elizabeth St. | Ashland City, TN 37015 | Ph: 615-792-5664 | Fx: 615-792-2551

Cheatham County School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or handicap in the operation of its educational programs and activities including employment practices.