KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Responds to Third Bomb Threat in Two Days at John Sevier Middle School

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Responds to Third Bomb Threat in Two Days at John Sevier Middle School
DATE: April 23, 2015
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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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