MPD Arrest West High Student

A student from Morristown West High School has been arrested and charged with False Report after police were notified that he had made threats against the school on social media. 

The Morristown Police Department School Resource Officer was notified this morning shortly after 7:00 a.m. that the 14-year-old freshman had made threats on the social media site Snapchat. 

He was quickly taken into custody by the Morristown Police Department in the school cafeteria before school began.  The teen was arrested without incident and no weapons were found.

Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt stated, “we work diligently to ensure the safety of our students and all threats against Hamblen County Schools are taken seriously by this department.  We thoroughly investigated this incident to assess the threat and determine the individual responsible.  I commend the Morristown police officers involved in this investigation."