UPDATE at 11:50pm: Elizabethton Police say investigators have identified, located, and charged a juvenile after a social media threat of a school shooting posted Monday night.
EPD said the break in the case came “as a result of a quick reporting of the threat and tips from the community.”
The name of the juvenile and the specific charged filed was not released by police Monday night.
EPD said increased security plans at EHS will remain “out of an abundance of caution.”
The department thanked the public, Elizabethton schools, the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, the TBI, and dispatchers for their assistance.
Below is an earlier version of the story.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – An update tonight on the alleged threat involving Elizabethton High School – the person who sent the Snapchat threat has been identified.
Elizabethton City Director of Schools Dr. Corey Gardenhour said Elizabethton Police have intervened on the alleged threat reported earlier. The source of the threat has been identified and police are investigating.
Gardenhour noted that class schedules will resume as per usual at Elizabethton City Schools Tuesday.