Active Threat Plan

School buildings are required to conduct a quarterly review of the Active Threat Plan each school year. Student, employee, and visitor safety is a top priority for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. We want to ensure that everyone knows the options available in the event of an active threat on CMCSS campuses.

The Safety and Health Department, Communications Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office created the Active Threat Plan video. Thank you to the Pasco County School District in Florida for allowing us to use their student footage for this video.

In addition to the quarterly review, all teachers, staff, and middle or high school students are required to watch the 10-minute video before or after each Lockdown Drill. Elementary students do not watch this video.

Parents, please review the content below and have a conversation with your child about school safety. 

Remind students about the importance of never making a false report or threat of school violence. Both are criminal offenses. Students should immediately report any school safety concern to an SRO, administrator, 911, or other school or law enforcement official. With every tragedy and the increased use of social media, there has been an uptick in school threats nationwide. Threats are not a joke. When threats occur, law enforcement and school administration will work together to get to the bottom of it. Students must understand this is not acceptable behavior. We will be vigilant in finding the individuals responsible and ensure they are charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

SafeTN App

The SafeTN App through the TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security is an “anonymous reporting system, students, faculty, parents, and the public can easily and confidentially report their concerns to help prevent violence in our schools and our communities.”

Tips can be submitted 24/7 through the mobile app from any compatible device.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will review, assess, and then send all submissions to law enforcement, mental health crisis response teams, and/or school administrators for intervention based on the information received. Read more about the School Safety Toolkit for Tennessee Families. 

Standard Response Protocol

All CMCSS schools review the Standard Response Protocol with students annually. These posters are visible in all classrooms. 

Click on the image to see a pdf version of the poster.

The following responses are reviewed with students and staff during drills.

  • Hold
  • Secure 
  • Lockdown
  • Evacuate
  • Shelter