Two more Oak Ridge students were taken into custody Friday for alleged threats.
A city of Oak Ridge spokesperson says a 15-year-old Oak Ridge High School student was removed from class and taken to the principal’s office, along with a witness and the alleged victim. Officers learned the student allegedly made verbal threats to another student, saying he was going to “shoot up the school” and would “shoot her first.”
The teen was charged with assault and harassment.
Earlier on Friday, the spokesperson says says Oak Ridge police officers were sent to Robertsville Middle School. A 12-year-old boy was taken out of class and to the principal’s office where it was learned he allegedly threatened another student on social media.
Police obtained a juvenile summons for assault and harassment. The boy was then taken to appear before a juvenile court judge.
Police Chief James Akagi was at the school Friday to take part in the morning announcements after Thursday’s arrest of a student.
“I took this opportunity to thank the students and staff who brought yesterday’s incident to our attention and reminded everyone now was not the time to make jokes about violence,” Chief Akagi said. “Oak Ridge Schools and ORPD will continue in coordination with the District Attorney’s Office and Juvenile Court to vigorously investigate and take whatever measures necessary to ensure the safety of school students and staff, and today’s incident is a great example of our joint commitment to maintain public safety in our schools.”
A 13-year-old Robertsville Middle student was arrested Thursday for allegedly making a threat to “shoot up the school” during a moment of silence for the victims of the school shooting in Florida. The boy later said it was a joke. He was charged with harassment and disruption of a gathering.