The school board notified local law enforcement that it “had received information that there were up to four armed parties inside the school,” Karen Rudolph, a police spokeswoman, told WMC, the local NBC affiliate.
“Upon arriving on the scene, officers were advised that the school was on lock-down and there were possibly several armed males inside of the school,” Police told WREG, Memphis' CBS affiliate, who reported that “Memphis Police say a student told a school officer another student was armed with a gun inside the school.”
But a sweep of the school was conducted and no guns or trespassers were found.
“Some kids reported a safety tip,” of gunmen on premises, The Shelby County School System told NBC, though SCS later said the school was on a “precautionary” lockdown and that the tip did not involve gunmen.
A spokesperson for SCS said of the precautionary lockdown, “We take all matters of student safety very seriously.”