Bomb threat at Jellico Elementary leads to evacuation

By: Christine Jessel Grider Email
By: Christine Jessel Grider Email

JELLICO, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Students at Jellico Elementary School have been evacuated following a bomb threat at the school.

In a statement, Chief Deputy Aaron Evans says a "written non-specific threat" was found in a student restroom.

Although several written threats have led to evacuations at the high school, this is the first at the elementary school.

"While we don’t perceive the threat seriously a joint decision has been made by Campbell County School Administrators and the Sheriff’s Office to quickly evacuate the students to their safe haven, use our explosives detection K-9 to sweep the school, hopefully identify the perpetrating nuisance student and resume normal day to day operations as quickly as possible," Evans says in a statement.

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