Bomb Threat At North Middle School

What was described as a bomb threat at North Middle School created tension and chaos Tuesday afternoon. The nature of the bomb threat was unclear at press time but the seriousness given the event was clear. Officers from Lenoir City fire and police , the Sheriff Department, Rural Metro, Loudon County Rescue Squad and the Knoxville Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

The timing of the event could not have been worse, coming just at the time parents were arriving to pick up their children. traffic quickly backed up in all directions while all entrances and exits to the campus were closed. Fortunately the parking lot at the adjacent Central United Methodist Church became the collection point for parents and children.

Fortunately the threat was apparently a hoax.

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