KPD e-News Release: Female Juvenile Suspect in Custody in Third J.S.M.S. Bomb Threat

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Female Juvenile Suspect in Custody in Third J.S.M.S. Bomb Threat
DATE: April 24, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
A female juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged with Filing a False Report by Making a Bomb Threat, a Class C Felony, in connection with the most recent bomb threat at John Sevier Middle School.

The Kingsport Police Department and the Kingsport City School System take this criminal activity very seriously and wish to stress that this behavior will not be tolerated and those responsible are being held accountable.

As previously released:

On April 23, 2015 at approximately 2:30 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was called back to John Sevier Middle School, located at 1200 Wateree Street to investigate the third bomb threat in the past two days. Once again, the school was temporarily evacuated while K.P.D. could clear the school. Students, faculty, and staff where eventually allowed to return to the school with dismissal occurring at the usual time and manner. This most recent threat is still under investigation.

The third threat occurred less than three hours after two juveniles were arrested for the previous two threats. Both individuals are being charged with Filing a False Report by Making a Bomb Threat which is a Class C Felony. Both suspects will be confined in an area juvenile detention facility while they await further action in Juvenile Court.

The Kingsport Police Department and the Kingsport City School System are encouraging parents to use this opportunity to discuss the seriousness of this criminal activity with their school-aged children as a possible deterrent to further instances of this nature.

To view the K.P.D. News Release on the earlier incidents, please visit the following link:

http://kingsportpdblog.com/2015/04/23/kpd-e-news-release-two-juvenile-suspects-in-custody-in-repeat-bomb-threats-at-john-sevier-middle-school/

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Not Released Due to Age
Age 12 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Charge(s) Filing a False Report by Making a Bomb Threat (Class C Felony)

(No photo included due to age of offender)

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit