Teen Whose Alleged Threats Prompt Hawkins Lockdown Says He's Sorry

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. (AP) -- A runaway foster youth whose alleged threat caused school lockdowns in Hawkins County says he's sorry.

But Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson says the remorse won't get a single charge against the boy dropped.

The 16-year-old is charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, making a false report, making a terrorist threat, and running away.

He was arrested yesterday afternoon, hiding on the campus of Volunteer High School.

The youth had recently been sent to alternative school for marijuana possession and there were rumors he'd threatened to return to the school with a gun. The boy had also been reported missing by his foster parents.

He was at the high school yesterday morning, but ran when he saw police. When officers found him, the boy didn't have a gun.


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