Sevierville police arrested a Sevier County High School student after an alleged post on social media threatened of a future school shooting.
A Sevier County High School student faces a disorderly conduct charge after reportedly posting a threatening message on social media that included a remark about a shooting at the school. According to Bob Stahlke, spokesperson for the City of Sevierville, Sevierville Police Department School Resource Officers first learned of that social media post on Wednesday morning. They interviewed the student and released him into the custody of his parents.
Officers obtained a warrant after consulting with the Attorney General’s Office and served that warrant Thursday morning. The juvenile male was transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility and subsequently released into the custody of his parents.
The department did not release the content of that social media post.
In early October, a rumor on social media regarding a possible shooting at Sevier County High School prompted an investigation and announcement by police that although they believed it to be a rumor, additional officers would be patrolling the school “out of an abundance of caution.”
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.