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UPDATE: Discovery of bullet prompted Dobyns-Bennett High School lockdown, students resume regular schedule

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - UPDATE: Temporary lockdown at Dobyns-Bennett High School has been lifted, according to a Kingsport City School official.

According to Andy True, Kingsport City Schools chief information officer, said the lockdown was reportedly prompted by a student finding a single bullet in a classroom. The bullet was given to a teacher and then the school's school resource officer was contacted. 

A full investigation was conducted with a Kingsport Police dog, but no weapons were found. It was later determined that there was no danger.

The lockdown reportedly lasted about an hour.


Dobyns-Bennett High School is on a temporary lockdown, as administration handles what they are calling a "short investigation."

According to a Kingsport City School official, there is no immediate threat and students are expected to return to their regular schedule shortly.

An automated call from the principal of D-B was sent out to parents, which said the lockdown was part of a precautionary measure.

The lockdown was expected to last around 15-30 minutes and confirmed that there was no threat or danger to the students or the building.

Another automated message will be sent to parents once the lockdown has been lifted.

Keep checking WJHL.com as the story develops.

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