Mother considers taking her son out of high school after a shooter threat

Andrea Packett says she is ready to remove her son, who is in 9th grade after a social media threat prompts a school lockdown.
Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 7:58 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Dozens of parents drove to Lenoir City High School on Thursday morning to pick up their kids after a social media threat prompted a lockdown. Two students were detained, according to officials.

Andrea Packett, a mother of a ninth-grade student, said she has had enough of all the threats and is ready to make a change.

“I’m pissed off, I am and this is his last day at public school. It scares me that bad,” Packett said.

Lenoir City Police Chief Don White said the threat was unfounded and hoped things will return to normal when students return Friday.

The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said the office, as well as other law enforcement agencies, will be increasing security presence around all schools with the county.