East Ridge, Ooltewah, Washington Alternative students arrested for making threats

Three Students, at three different schools, have been arrested for making threats.

Matt Lea, PIO for Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, says on March 4 the administration of East Ridge High School and the Sheriff's Office SRO investigated an assault on a teacher by a student that occurred earlier that day.

Lea says the same student was overheard making statements about possessing a gun hidden at his residence.

Police say the student then proceeded to state that he would return to the school to shoot the principal, a teacher and a student.

Upon completion of the investigation, there was no access to a weapon to be found.

The juvenile male student was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit.

The male juvenile will be charged with simple assault and harassing threats.

Also, Matt says a note was discovered written on a bathroom wall in a girls restroom at Ooltewah High School.

Police say the note indicated a threat to shoot students at the campus along with a reference to the previous note found in a boys restroom last week.

Upon completion of the investigation by the school administration and the HCSO SRO, a responsible student was identified.

A juvenile female student was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit.

The female student was charged with false reporting, four counts of simple assault, and disorderly conduct.

In addition to the other two Matt Lea says a student was arrested at Washington Alternative School for making threats against the school and administrators.

Authorities say a note was found on the floor in the hallway at Washington Alternative School this Friday.

Police say the note indicated a threat to shoot the school in general, the majority of teachers and school administrators.

Upon completion of the investigation by the school administration and the HCSO SRO, the responsible student was identified.

A juvenile male student was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit.

The student was charged with false reporting and simple assault/threats.

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