JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In a release from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department: Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives provide an update regarding the investigation into the potential situation directed at Campbell County High School for Wednesday. While the timing of the event has come to pass without incident, our investigation continues until the conclusion of this case.
In the past 24 hours, the sheriff’s office has viewed several hours of video footage, interviewed numerous individuals and investigated multiple leads provided to us by the community. This process has not produced any validity to this threat. We will continue to follow any and all leads pertaining to this case. Our office has followed up on information from various agencies in Tennessee and other law enforcement agencies from other states. This has not only affected our community, it has affected others as well.
During the course of our investigation at Campbell County High School, detectives learned of allegations of a student having a firearm on school grounds. It was quickly determined that this information received from two juveniles at Campbell County High School was found to be false. The two juveniles were charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct.
In another incident, a juvenile at Elk Valley Elementary School attempted a similar act as to the one that was directed toward Campbell County High School. The juvenile used the same wording in the threat and in the same manner. Deputies quickly reacted, took control of the situation and the juvenile was detained. The juvenile was charged with vandalism and filing a false police report.
Sheriff Goins reiterates, “My office takes all threats against the public seriously, especially those aimed toward our children. We will continue to be in communication with school officials and maintain an increased police presence. This situation is a prime example of why our school resource officers are vital to the safety of our children. Our school resource officer program is an important partnership between educators and law enforcement.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/30/2019-5:30PM)