MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A student is facing charges after Union County deputies responded to a possible bomb threat at a middle school.
Union County sheriff’s deputies received information about a possible bomb threat at Horace Maynard Middle School around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The school resource officer confiscated a knife and dummy hand grenade from the juvenile student.
Investigators determined through interviews with the suspect and witnesses that a threat of blowing up a classroom with the dummy hand grenade was made.
As a precautionary measure, the school was evacuated and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for assistance in clearing the building with a bomb dog. After the search was conducted and no explosive devices were found, students were returned to school.