Schools in Monroe had a scare Monday afternoon when a blasting sound at the high school was followed by reports of a woman with a gun near the junior high school.
But the two events appear unrelated and no one was injured. The principal at South Sevier High School in Monroe reported the sound of an explosion about 2:45 p.m., said Sevier School District Superintendent Cade Douglas. Electricity was cut to the school at that point, Douglas said.
Shortly thereafter, staff at South Sevier Middle School reported a woman was carrying a gun about a block north of the school.