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Police say woman used Conn. school massacre in threats at JCMC

December 28th, 2012 8:35 am by NET News Service

Claims that three men were about to shoot up Johnson City Medical Center Thursday to duplicate the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, resulting the hospital's lock down, proved to be a ploy by a woman facing arrest on a shoplifting charge, police said in reports.


Sherry Morgan, 28,107 E. College St., Jonesborough, called a hospital operator during a bathroom break on a visit to JCMC under police guard and reported the threat, resulting in the hospital's lock down and a full-scale response from more than a dozen law enforcement officers, police said.


Morgan, also known as Sherry Pierce, had been arrested earlier in the day on a shoplifting charge. Police said she pretended to be ill and was taken to JCMC under guard for examination and treatment.


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