KCS: "Appropriate action taken" to address school threats

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Law enforcement officials are investigating two possible, separate threats at two different schools, the Knox County Sheriff's Office told WVLT News.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Glenn said KCSO has officers, juvenile crimes investigators and detectives working to learn more about potential threats made at Hardin Valley Academy and Powell High School. She said Knox County Schools Officers are investigating as well.

"The Knox County Sheriff's Office is aware of the threat and we have officers and detectives who are currently investigating," Glenn said.

A round of chatter on various social media platforms prompted parents to become concerned, some even contacting county commissioners and school board members.

Knox County Schools said, "Possible threats associated with but unrelated to Hardin Valley Academy and Powell High School were reported and law enforcement and school security were notified immediately. Individuals have been identified, parents contacted, and appropriate action will be taken."

KCSO said it is actively investigating and takes each threat seriously.