A gender reveal celebration triggered a minimum of two Tennessee colleges to lock down after an anticipating father shot off his gun in celebration.
“Rumors of an energetic shooter at native college are incorrect,” the Murfreesboro Police Division posted on Twitter.
The incident unfolded Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford County when a resident of the world heard gunshots and somebody scream. The particular person known as 911, and because of the gunshots being so near a number of colleges, 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 dad and mom making a gender revealing cellphone name to out of county members of the family,” the police division reported. “In the course of the cellphone name the expectant father stepped outdoors 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 development of gender reveal events continues sweeping the nation, however they haven’t all the time resulted in jubilation.
In California, a pair was charged with one felony depend of involuntary manslaughter, together with different felony and misdemeanor counts, in July stemming from their gender reveal celebration that sparked a Southern California wildfire in 2020.
An identical incident unfolded in Canada this yr when an explosive gadget set off a small wildfire throughout a gender reveal celebration in northern Alberta. The couple, in that case, was fined $500 by authorities.