AUGUST 14, 2019

STUDENT ARRESTED FOR MAKING THREATS

MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said a 15-year-old William Blount High School student was arrested this morning and charged with delinquent by false reports after the boy made threats against William Blount High School.

Sheriff’s deputies took the student into custody at Union Grove Middle School after a bus driver with Blount County Schools was made aware of the boy’s threats. Union Grove Middle School was the next stop on the bus driver’s route. The boy is being held at the Blount County Juvenile Center pending a hearing in Blount County Juvenile Court within 72 hours.

Blount County School Resource Officers visited both residences where the boy resides and confirmed he does not have access to any weapons. The Sheriff’s Office is following up on all leads regarding this incident.

Beginning with this school year, the Sheriff’s Office has three SROs in place at both William Blount and Heritage High School.