Seymour (WVLT) -- Seymour High School was evacuated today after a school officials learned of a bomb threat.
The Sevier County Sheriff's Department was called in to investigate. A bomb response team and K-9 unit evacuated the school and combed it for explosive devices before clearing it.
Classes are back in session.
The Sheriff's Department says one Seymour student has admitted to building the "hoax device" from trash material's they found in the football stadium during physical education class.
That student was arrested and charged in juvenile court for possession of a prohibited weapon classified as a "hoax device" which is a class C felony.
According to school officials, those involved in the bomb threat will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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