An 11-year-old student at Jefferson Middle School confessed to making potential threats of violence on Friday morning, authorities said.
The threats were made over social media and were against students who attend Jefferson Middle School, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department.
When it learned of the threats, the ORPD Support Services Unit, or SSU, was sent to Jefferson to protect the property while an investigation was started by ORPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, or CID, a press release said. SSU officers and CID detectives coordinated with Oak Ridge Schools staff to interview several students who may have had knowledge of the threats, the press release said. [Read more…]