Following an investigation by officers with the Sevierville Police Department (SPD), a 16-year old male Sevier County High School (SCHS) student has been charged with making a threat of violence. The charge is a class D felony.
According to SPD Lt. Ken Garner, law enforcement officials received information that a student had made a threat of violence to take place at Sevier County High School, 1200 Dolly Parton Parkway.
The ensuing investigation led officers’ to the suspect at SCHS this morning, Thursday, April 17, 2008. SPD Officer Shain Burgess, who is the School Resource Officer at SCHS, arrested the juvenile and transported him to the Sevier County Juvenile Detention Center.
The SPD believes the school environment is safe and that any potential incident was averted. Authorities are considering additional charges. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.