KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Threatening Note Found at Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Threatening Note Found at Dobyns-Bennett High School
DATE: November 19, 2019
CASE #: 19-027239
On November 19, 2019, shortly before 12:00 noon, a note was found at Dobyns-Bennett High School, located at 1 Tribe Way in Kingsport. The note, which was threatening in nature, was discovered by a student who subsequently turned it into school administration.

Unfortunately, photographs of this note were taken prior to it being turned over to authorities, and those photos are already being circulated via social media. This has understandably started to create fear and alarm throughout the community, particularly with parents and families of students.

This matter is being taken very seriously by the Kingsport Police Department and the Kingsport City Schools, and a joint investigation is currently underway. In the meantime, there will be an increased police presence at the school for the remainder of the school day today, and throughout the entire school day tomorrow.

As this remains an active criminal investigation, no further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be shared if and when it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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