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Juvenile Student Arrested for Making Threats Against EHMS


Hamilton County, TN – On Friday, September 29, 2023 at approximately 10:50 am, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit Deputies took a juvenile suspect into custody in connection to the social media threats made against East Hamilton Middle School on September 12, 2023.

The student was arrested at school and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.

The student is being charged with the following:

• Threat of Mass Violence on School Property or at School-Related Activity (TCA 39-16-517)

• False Reports (TCA 39-16-502)

This arrest was the result of a lengthy and thorough investigation conducted by the HCSO School Resource Deputy Unit along with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chattanooga.

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

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