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Man arrested near Dickson Co. elementary school

Mark Alessandra Mark Alessandra

A Dickson County school was put on modified lockdown on Friday as police searched for a suspect.

Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said officers responded to a call on Cherry Street near Vanleer Elementary School about a man with a gun who was possibly suicidal and reports of a gun going off.

Police later found Mark Alessandra at a nearby home and took him into custody. Officials say three weapons were recovered.

The school was taken off lockdown when Alessandra was arrested.

Alessandra has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Alessandra is scheduled to be in court on Aug. 22.

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