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Teen arrested for alleged threat toward Sevier County High School

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after police say he made an alleged threat towards Sevier County High School.

The Sevierville Police Department says the teen, who does not attend the school, allegedly sent a social media message to a student warning the student not to attend school on Wednesday and referenced a shooting. 

Police say there was nothing specific in the message and the threat did not appear to be credible.

The school was placed on lockdown for around 20 minutes Wednesday morning.

Detectives went to the 17-year-old's home, took him into custody and charged him with harassment. He is being held at the Sevier County Juvenile Center as of Wednesday afternoon.


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