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Central High School Student Arrested for School Threat


Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning, the School Resource Deputy assigned to Central High School was made aware that a student at the school may be in possession of a firearm. This information was obtained after a social media post generated by the student was seen involving a firearm.

Once aware, the School Resource Deputy, working with school administration, located the student. After a search was conducted, it was found that despite the social media post, the student was not in possession of a firearm.

Due to the social media threat, the student is being charged by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s for Threat of Mass Violence on School Property (TCA – 39-16-517), which is a Class A misdemeanor.

As this incident pertains to a juvenile, no further information is available.

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