Centennial High School in Franklin to be open Jan. 18

The entryway of Centennial High School in Franklin was damaged after a 17-year-old Williamson County School District student allegedly drove his vehicle into the school. The school will be open for classes Jan. 18, according to the district. (Courtesy Franklin Police Department)
The entryway of Centennial High School in Franklin was damaged after a 17-year-old Williamson County School District student allegedly drove his vehicle into the school. The school will be open for classes Jan. 18, according to the district. (Courtesy Franklin Police Department)

The entryway of Centennial High School in Franklin was damaged after a 17-year-old Williamson County School District student allegedly drove his vehicle into the school. The school will be open for classes Jan. 18, according to the district. (Courtesy Franklin Police Department)

Centennial High School in Franklin is expected to be open for classes Jan. 18 after the Williamson County School District repaired damage from a car hitting the school's entrance Jan. 13, according to Williamson County School District.

Centennial High closed Jan. 14 to repair damage after a 17-year-old Williamson County School District driver allegedly hit the building the night of Jan. 13, according to a statement from the Franklin Police Department.

A scheduled basketball game at the school the evening of Jan. 14 will go ahead, according to the police statement.

There were no injuries, and the incident remains under investigation, according to the police statement.

The student, whose name was withheld, was charged with aggravated vandalism, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to report a crash and felony evasion of responsibility.


Officers responded to the school at 8:41 p.m. Jan. 13 following a report a vehicle had driven into the school, according to the police statement. The crash caused significant damage to the school’s entryway, the statement said.

The district will be assessing and repairing damage Jan. 14, according to police.
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