KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Threatening Note Found at Local Middle School

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Threatening Note Found at Local Middle School
DATE: November 11, 2015
CASE #: 15-024528
On the morning of November 11, 2015, a non-specific threatening note was found in a restroom at Ross N. Robinson Middle School, located at 1517 Jessee Street in Kingsport. The note was promptly turned over to the School Resource Officer for investigation. Additional Kingsport City Schools and Kingsport Police Department personnel responded to the scene and remained on campus through the end of the school day.

Over the course of the subsequent investigation, no evidence was found to give the threat any credibility whatsoever; however, out of an abundance of caution the school was briefly evacuated. Both before and during the evacuation, the school was thoroughly checked by K.C.S. and K.P.D. personnel, as well as by a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, but again, no evidence was found to substantiate the threat.

While this particular threat appears to have been unsubstantial, the Kingsport Police Department and the Kingsport City Schools take any and all threats very seriously. K.P.D. is continuing to work closely with school officials, and the threat itself remains under investigation. Anyone who may have any additional information which may assist with this investigation is asked to contact the Kingsport Police Department at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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