Potential threat puts Farragut High School on lock-down

Farragut High School_188616

FARRAGUT (WATE) – A potential threat created a temporary lock-down at a Knox County high school Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Knox County Schools confirmed Farragut High School went on lock-down from 10:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. The threat was written on a bathroom wall.

This is the third threat the school has received since February.Related:‘Non-specific threat’ at Farragut High School leads to early dismissal

Parents were notified of the threat through the district’s SchoolMessenger automated service. Law enforcement was called to investigate and search the school.

According to the spokesperson, the school believes at least one student is responsible for the threat. However, school officials believe the threat was made to disrupt class.

“They will be discipline to the greatest extent per school board policy,” stated Knox County Schools Public Affairs Director Melissa Tindell. The school is working to identify those involved.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WATE 6 Storm Weather School

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter