Student faces charges in Forrest bomb threat

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A student is in custody following a bomb threat phoned into Forrest School on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

A threat was telephoned into the school office in the morning. Students were removed from the building while the school was searched and returned to class once it was determined that it was safe to do so.

At the same time, a similar threat was received at the Bedford County Learning Academy in Shelbyville, where, it was later determined, the girlfriend of the suspect attended school.

Authorities investigated the source of the calls and were able, fairly quickly, to connect them to a student at Forrest.

He was transported to the juvenile detention center is Shelbyville and charged with two counts of filing a false report.

Additional charges from a July incident that also included false reports are being considered.

The Chapel Hill Police Department, Chapel Hill Fire Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management, the Lewisburg Police Department, and the Marshall County Schools Central Office all responded to the threat.

A K-9 trained in explosive detection from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was also called to the scene.