7th-grade student charged after school threat made to Lebanon school district

The original source of the threat is under investigation and Lebanon PD said they had no information to substantiate the threat.
Published: Nov. 6, 2022 at 6:21 PM CST
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LEBANON, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Lebanon Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a threat against the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD).

On Saturday afternoon, the Lebanon Police Department received a notification about a possible threat made at LSSD on Snapchat.

Officials were able to identify the original source. Officials said a 7th-grade student has been charged and will face school disciplinary actions.

“We will reiterate once again that anyone who makes a threat towards students and/or staff members in any of our schools, whether jokingly or intentionally will be charged and not be tolerated.,” said the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. “We will continue to work closely with our school systems and appreciate the assistance from the Lebanon Police Department in this case.”

The LSSD had been notified and they released a statement to parents:

“I wanted to call and let you know that the Lebanon Police Department working along with the Sheriff’s office SRO division made us aware of a social media post from this weekend, although not perceived as a threat, it was still concerning. Both agencies have been and are continuing to look into the post but at this point cannot determine where or who it came from. The investigation will continue and always, regardless of how small the matter may seem, the safety of our students and teachers is our first priority. Having said that, I hope you all had a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing students tomorrow.”

“We appreciate the relationship we have with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and their SRO division. They are dedicated to their schools, and we are happy to assist them in keeping our students and teachers safe,” added Lebanon PD Chief Mike Justice.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said they would like to remind everyone that they can report a threat or tip at www.wcso95.org/schooltips/. However, if there is any concern for immediate danger, injury, or death to anyone please call 9-1-1.