Morristown teen arrested for allegedly posting online threats

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) - Charges are pending against a 17-year-old Morristown East High School student who police say posted threats online against other teens.

The Morristown Police Department says the boy has been taken into custody and is being held.

Charges are expected to be filed later Thursday night. The investigation is ongoing.

"The MPD takes very seriously any threats made against students or the school system," said a police department spokesperson in a news release. "The department is working with the Hamblen County School System to enforce a zero-tolerance of threats and violent acts."

Morristown police say they have increased the presence of officers in and around schools and will continue efforts to enhance safety.

Two other teens were arrested Thursday for making threats against their schools, one in Clinton and one in Oak Ridge.

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