Juvenile deemed responsible for false bomb threat at LCHS

Author: Brandon L. Jones News Herald

A 15-year-old juvenile, reported the Lenoir City Police Department, was determined the culprit of a false bomb threat at Lenoir City High School (LCHS) last Monday. 

A release from the police department stated, students, faculty and staff of LCHS were evacuated at 12:51 p.m. to the football field and areas around the school’s stadium “to provide access to water and restroom facilities while waiting for the building to be cleared.”

Explosive detection units from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department responded to the school, where, four hours later, the building was cleared by explosive detection canines. 

Wayne Miller, Lenoir City Schools superintendent, said that the school’s disciplinary actions will be determined based around the charges brought by the police department. 

Said LCHS Principal Steve Millsaps, “I appreciate the efforts the police made and the efforts of everyone here to determine the individual responsible for it.”

Miller agreed, saying, “The fire and police departments were first-class in their response and the way they handled it.”  In terms of the staff’s assistance, he said, “I felt very comfortable with their response in a very difficult circumstance.”