Seymour High School Evacuated

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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  • by Dawn Foster Location: Seymour on Apr 23, 2007 at 04:31 PM
    I hope that other kids see how serious this really is and they stop this now. I have two children in that High School and really don't feel safe sending them to school each day. Thank you school officials and Sevier Co. Sheriffs Dept. for caring so much about our childrens safety and punishing those responsible.
  • by Kira Location: Seymour on Apr 21, 2007 at 09:02 PM
    I am a freshman attending Seymour Highschool and since I've started this school year there has been five bomb threats. I think it is a shame when I don't feel safe while receiving the education I need.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2007 at 09:00 PM
    I attend that school. I am a freshman there and since school has started 5 bomb threats have happened. I think it is a shame when I don't feel safe while getting the education I need.
  • by Jessica Lee Location: Seymour on Apr 20, 2007 at 04:24 PM
    This is just the dumbest thing ever..i dont think that those students should be allowed back to seymour high school. We sat outside today for about 2 and half hours.

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