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SCSO: Central student removed after questioned by SRO

From staff reports • Nov 5, 2018 at 8:33 PM

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer assigned to Sullivan Central High School received information on Monday that a 17-year-old student was going to harm students and faculty at Central High School, according to a news release from Lt. Andy Seabolt, spokesman with the SCSO.

The SRO responded to the student’s classroom and located the male juvenile, who became combative and cursed the SRO, according to the release. The student was brought under control and led to the office, where he was eventually released to the custody of his mother. The SRO is filing a petition at the Bristol office of the Sullivan County Juvenile Court, and the court staff will determine the charges.

Seabolt said the SCSO had no reason to believe that anyone is in danger.

Seabolt said students are encouraged to always contact an authority figure if they become aware of potential threats, even if they are unsure. Anything that makes a person feel uncomfortable or concerned should be reported.

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