Mother of former student charged in East High School bomb threat

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A mother of an expelled East High School student was arrested and charged in connection with a bomb threat at the school on Monday, the Morristown Police Department said.

Authorities believe Teresa Williams, 40, helped her 16 year-old son call in the threat. She is facing a charge of Criminal Responsibility, a Class C Felony. She is being held on 25,000 bond.

Charges are still pending against the teen, who investigators have not been able to find.

“We are always going to take these threats seriously and it is our job to keep the students as safe as possible," stated Morristown Police Chief. I hope the individuals involved in this crime will see the danger that they have placed responding agencies in and the misuse of emergency resources.”

According to police, Williams allegedly assisted her son when he made the threat from a phone located near a convenience store on S. Cumberland Ave. The teen had recently lost an appeal to his expulsion from East High School.

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