A student was taken into custody following a bomb threat at South Knoxville’s South-Doyle High School Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) bomb squad responded to the bomb threat at South-Doyle High School in the early afternoon, according to KCSO. The bomb squad cleared the scene and found the threat not to the viable. The school was on lockdown during the threat and search, and all faculty members and students were safe, according to KCSO’s reports.
Hours later, KCSO officers took a male student into custody who was related to the threat made earlier in the day.
“KCSO has a heavy presence at South-Doyle High School in case of threats,” The KCSO Facebook page reads. “Sheriff Spangler wants to assure the public that KCSO takes all threats against schools seriously.”