A gender reveal occasion triggered no less than two Tennessee colleges to lock down after an anticipating father shot off his gun in celebration.
“Rumors of an energetic shooter at native faculty are incorrect,” the Murfreesboro Police Division posted on Twitter.
The incident unfolded Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford County when a resident of the realm heard gunshots and somebody scream. The individual known as 911, and as a result of gunshots being so near a number of schools, officers put them on lockdown.
The lockdown orders at Oakland Excessive and Center colleges have been each rapidly lifted, nevertheless, after police found the gunshots have been from a jubilant father discovering out he and the kid’s mom are having a boy.
“It was discovered to be expectant mother and father making a gender revealing cellphone name to out of county relations,” the police division reported. “Throughout the cellphone name the expectant father stepped exterior and fired celebratory rounds from a handgun into the air and the expectant mom screamed out of pleasure of the information of a child boy.”
The daddy was cited with illegal discharging of a firearm inside the town limits.
The incident comes because the pattern of gender reveal events continues sweeping the nation, however they haven’t at all times led to jubilation.
In California, a pair was charged with one felony rely of involuntary manslaughter, together with different felony and misdemeanor counts, in July stemming from their gender reveal occasion that sparked a Southern California wildfire in 2020.
An identical incident unfolded in Canada this 12 months when an explosive gadget set off a small wildfire throughout a gender reveal occasion in northern Alberta. The couple, in that case, was fined $500 by authorities.