Domestic call near Lenoir City school prompts lockdown

Authorities placed Lenoir City Elementary School in a soft lockdown (Friday) because of an ongoing domestic call in nearby apartments.
The call to the apartments came in about 10 a.m., according to the Lenoir City Police Department. Officers at 11:15 a.m. were still engaged with the situation.
A Loudon County emergency dispatcher said officials opted to place the school in a soft lockdown as a precaution. A soft lockdown entails closing the outside doors so no one can enter or leave.
The dispatcher emphasized the lockdown was a precaution only and there was no anticipated danger to the students because of the police activity.
Lenoir City Police Chief Don White and School Superintendent Jeanne Barker were not immediately available for comment.