East Ridge High School Student Arrested for Making Threats
East Ridge, TN (WDEF) – An East Ridge High School student has been arrested for making threats and assaulting a teacher.
The administration of East Ridge High School and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer investigated an assault on a teacher by a student that happened earlier this morning.
Investigators say the same student was overheard making statements about possessing a gun that was hidden at his home.
Authorities say said that he would return to the school to shoot the principal, a teacher, and a student.
No weapon was found.
The juvenile male student was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit.
He will be charged with simple assault and harassing threats.