KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Bomb Threat at John Sevier Middle School (UPDATE)

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Bomb Threat at John Sevier Middle School (UPDATE)
DATE: April 22, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 22, 2015, as of approximately 2:15 PM, John Sevier Middle School has been searched and cleared by the Kingsport Police Department, with nothing found to substantiate the threat. All students, faculty, and staff have returned to the school to resume their activities. School will dismiss today at the usual time and in the usual manner. The school system has sent out phone and email messages to parents updating them on the situation. The bomb threat remains under investigation.

As previously released:

On April 22, 2015, shortly before 1:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was called to John Sevier Middle School, located at 1200 Wateree Street in Kingsport, to investigate a bomb threat. All students, faculty, and staff are safe and have been temporarily relocated to an off campus location. The school system has sent out phone and email messages to parents notifying them of the situation. Parents are encouraged to stay tuned for further messages from the school system.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit