UPDATE: Dyersburg school officials say no threat found

UPDATE: Dyersburg High School released a statement Wednesday afternoon on a threat at the school.

In a post on their Facebook page, school officials say they received a report of a threat before 11 a.m. and Dyersburg High School was immediately placed on lockdown.

The school notified police, and the police department and local authorities responded quickly to secure the building and school grounds, according to the statement.

The statement says after an extensive search, no threat was found. However, the situation remains under investigation.

The perimeter of the building will have entrances blocked until further notice, and police will remain on campus, according to the statement.

School will remain in session until the end of the day.

Earlier story:

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Two Dyersburg schools are on lockdown as police investigate a tip Wednesday morning.

The Dyersburg City School District says the Dyersburg Police Department received a tip that someone might be at the schools Wednesday. The exact nature of the tip has not been confirmed at this time.

Dyersburg Middle School and Dyersburg High School are currently on lockdown as a precaution.

The Dyersburg Police Department says the schools are secure. Dyersburg City Schools confirmed in a Facebook post that students and faculty members are safe.

The City of Dyersburg posted on their Facebook page that there has not been a shooting or active shooter at Dyersburg High School.

The post says Dyersburg police are clearing the high school at this time.

Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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