Bassett High on lockdown after shooting threat reported

BASSETT — Authorities locked down Bassett High School Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of a planned shooting on campus.

The report came in about 12:10 p.m. , according to Sheriff’s Sgt. S. Bracken, at the Industry substation.

“It was an anonymous call about a potential shooting,” Bracken said. “Our lieutenants and sergeants are at the scene right now attempting to sort it out.”

The school remains on lockdown.

Bracken said the call came from a concerned parent.

“A kid wanted to come home early because he heard there was going to be a shooting on campus,” Bracken said.

Bracken did not know if the threat was gang related.

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