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Blount Co. deputies investigating apparent high school bomb threat

On Tuesday, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said that around 2:30 p.m., the school resource officer at Heritage High School was notified that a bomb threat had been written on the wall of a boy's bathroom within the high school.


According Knox County Schools, Knoxville Police had trouble reaching their head of security after multiple parents expressed concerns about a student allegedly threatening to bring a gun to Holston Middle School.


The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and has previously announced he won't seek re-election.


According to a Sevier County official, a Sevier County Sheriff's Office SUV and a passenger vehicle were involved in a crash at around 5:10 p.m. The crash happened on Highway 66 at Huffaker Drive.



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