LEBANON (TN) – Within the past 48 hours, investigators with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and Lebanon Police Department worked together along with the school administration to quickly identify juveniles responsible for making threats towards Lebanon High School that occurred in three separate incidents. In all three cases, each was determined to be non-credible. However, a total of three juveniles have been charged by creating a mass disturbance at Lebanon High School as well as within the community.
“In cases such as these, even when we are able to establish that the threat is non-credible, we will continue to pursue charges on individuals making any type of threat both intentionally or jokingly,” stated Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan. “We take all threats seriously and school safety has always been a top priority. We will look to prosecute anyone and everyone who tries to disrupt the safety and normal daily activities of our students, faculty, and staff which also include any attempt to try and get school closed by initiating a false threat.”
The three juveniles involved, all Lebanon High School students, are being issued juvenile petitions by the LHS School Resource Officers for the following which may include additional charges:
17 year-old: Filing a False Report
17 year-old: Threat of Mass Violence on School Property
14 year-old: Threat of Mass Violence on School Property
We also urge citizens on social media platforms to contact their respective law enforcement agency if they hear or see any threat before sharing information which oftentimes is inaccurate and creates public alarm. In the event that an imminent threat is occurring, we will communicate the best available information we can.