Sevierville Police Department detectives arrested and charged a juvenile this afternoon after investigating a reported threat on social media. The juvenile has been charged with making a threat of violence pertaining to a school, a class-A misdemeanor.
Yesterday evening, Tuesday, August 30, SPD detectives were made aware of a possible threat of violence on social media towards Sevier County High School. The threat was non-specific in nature.
SPD and Sevier County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating and interviewed several students. Detectives determined that there was no reason to believe any students or staff were in danger today at SCHS. Classes at the school were held as usual.
Out of an abundance of caution and to allay any concerns from students, parents or school staff, additional SPD officers were present at SCHS this morning.