Teen arrested for making threat to his high school, more threats under investigation

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A 15-year-old East Manet High School student has been charged with making a false report of an emergency for telephoning a bomb threat to his school. He was arrested by school resource officers. 

At least four bomb threats were called into Nashville schools Thursday. The investigation continues into other hoax bomb threats made at two more Metro high schools. 

Stratford and Maplewood high schools received voicemails regarding the threat. Metro Emergency Communications Center (911) received a bomb threat to East Magnet Middle and High School. 

Parent Brittney Long got the call at work. 

“Saying that there was a disturbance in the school, and I’m gonna be honest, it scared me half to death,” she added. “So I google it on the news, and I see where there were some threats made.”

Her son, Kenyon Martin, was briefly evacuated from his class at East Magnet Middle School. 

“We heard on the intercom that we had to evacuate,” he said. “We kids didn’t really know what was going on.”

An all-clear was ultimately given at all four schools and students were able to return to class.

Police and parents are taking threats, particularly threats against schools, very seriously. 

“Kids play childish pranks all the time, but in this time and day, you have to take every threat seriously. I think it’s stupid and inappropriate it costs money and time. I just think it’s stupid,” parent Moreen Scruggs said. 

The teen arrested today could face serious charges if convicted. 

Additional information was not released.  

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