Juvenile arrested following reported threat at high school

A juvenile has been arrested after a threat was reported at Brown County High School yesterday.

The high school received a tip that a student was intending to commit an act of violence, but no evidence was found that supported the claim after an investigation was done by the school and local police, Superintendent Laura Hammack said in an email.

According to a press release from the Nashville Police Department, information from the tip led to the arrest of a juvenile. Charging information was not immediately available.

“We feel the threat has been removed and our schools are safe,” Nashville Police Chief Ben Seastrom said.

An alert message was sent to all Brown County Schools families early this morning by email and phone “not to cause any alarm, but because we understand that many families have students or other family members who attend multiple school buildings,” Hammack said.

She said she was confident, based on the actions of high school staff and police, “that our students are safe from any potential act of violence implied by this threat.”

She also thanked the students for “their willingness to report actions or words that are concerning.”

Seastrom said police will be in the high school today.

“We just wanted to show a presence so the parents feel like it’s safe,” Seastrom said.

“We know it’s safe, we just want everyone to feel comfortable sending their kids to school.”

This story will be updated with charging information once it is filed.

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers business, cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.