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Authorities say parent caused Brindlee Mtn. lockdown

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Brindlee Mountain School was on lockdown as a precaution after a call was made to the school Thursday morning. Authorities said a parent is behind the threat that led to the lockdown.

School officials said the call was made by someone who was upset saying "they were going to come up there."

After the campus was placed on lockdown, Marshall County sheriff's deputies located the suspect at his home. Authorities said he is reported to have mental issues and was escorted to an area hospital for evaluation.

Authorities said the suspect never went to the campus and made a threatening statement at his home on Morton Circle. Family members and school officials then reported it to the sheriff's office.

"It's not pleasant and it's not good for the students in terms of academics," said Principal Jeff Jones. "Obviously our first priority is to keep them safe, and so whatever disruptions that we have, as long as we're keeping them safe, we feel that's the thing we should do. We missed all of one class today because of this lockdown."

This marks the second time this week the school has been on lockdown. The first was a threat made to another school, but the suspect lived nearby and is now in jail.

Sheriff's officials said they are consulting with the district attorney's office to determine if charges will be filed in connection with Thursday's threat.

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