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Juvenile Arrested for Making Threat Against School


HCSO Investigates School Threat at Signal Mountain Middle High School – Juvenile Arrested

Hamilton County, TN - On September 06, 2022, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services was advised by the School Resource Deputy assigned to Signal Mountain Middle High School that a shooting threat had been made against the facility.

The school threat was communicated anonymously by electronic means.

An investigation was initiated and a suspect student was identified. After further investigation, a student at the school was charged with TCA 39-16-502 (False Reports).

“The safety and security of our community’s children and our schools is paramount to this agency. The HCSO will use every tool, resource, partnership, and technological means necessary to hold those accountable who threaten the safety and wellbeing of our children. I am proud of our personnel for their efforts to quickly investigate this matter and charge those who choose to disrupt our institutions of learning and threaten the safety of our students,” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett.

As this investigation pertains to juveniles, no further details are available.

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