New bomb threat at Pearl Cohn H.S. Friday is 5th threat in 24 hours


Metro Schools say a bomb threat was called into Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School Friday morning.  

Officials said the threat came into the high school located at 904 26th Ave. North via the 911 center. The building was evacuated for about 2 hours while Metro police searched the school. 

On Thursday, threats were called into four other Nashville schools. It is unknown if Friday’s threat is connected.  

Police continue to investigate these threats, and they have now arrested two students for making threats at East Magnet High School on Thursday.  

At Pearl Cohn, parents anxiously waited to pick up their children with a mixture of concern and frustration.

“When I first heard bomb threat I thought okay, I just gotta get up there and get them. That’s what was going through my mind. I just wanted them to be safe. I just wanted them to be home at that particular moment. I just didn’t want them to be in school and I actually thought about homeschooling,” said one parent. 

Some parents didn’t want to take a chance. 

“I think there’s so much going on in the world that we need to be aware and proactive so that’s why I decided to come and get my daughter,” said parent Michelle Leonard. 

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