Monday, March 5, 2018

Adamsville Elementary Placed On Lockdown After Parent Allegedly Threatens Child



ADAMSVILLE, TN- According to the Adamsville Police Department, Adamsville Elementary School was placed on lockdown on Monday morning after a threat was received.

The Adamsville Police Department says that they received a threat against a child at the local elementary school and that threat allegedly came from the child's parent.

Adamsville Assistant Police Chief Daniel Vandiver said the initial call that lead to the lockdown came in at approximately 9:45 a.m., Monday morning.


The student's father “made threats regarding his minor child that was in the elementary school. The report we gathered was that he was going to kill him,” according to  Adamsville Assistant Police Chief Daniel Vandiver
A second call to 911 reportedly gave law enforcement the location of the subject.

Vandiver said the subject then placed a call to 911 from an address located in Stantonville and reported that his mother was being held hostage at another address.

The McNairy County Sheriff's office went to a location and took the suspect into custody.

While the sheriff's office was securing the subject, the Adamsville Police Department says that they secured the elementary school and placed it on lockdown.

According to the Adamsville Police Department, the lockdown has been lifted and the subject is in custody at the McNairy County Jail.

Vandiver said that the subject is being evaluated at this time and charges are being considered.

This is a developing story stay with WOPC HD News for updates.