Threat at Cannon County High School
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Director of Schools Barbara Parker reads a statement. Standing in support are, from left, Principal Mike Jones, Parker, Sheriff Darrell Young and Chief Lowell Womack.

Director of Schools Barbara Parker issued a statement this morning (March 10) concerning a threat at Cannon County High School:

"The safety of the students in Cannon County Schools is our main concern. In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, an investigation was conducted in regards to a threat at Cannon County High School this morning. In order to complete the investigation, Cannon County High School will be closed tomorrow, March 11, 2016. Parents have been notified. The incident is under investigation by local law enforcement officials. The next information will originate from Cannon County Law enforcement officials."

Sheriff Darrell Young said the threat was issued by a juvenile who is currently under evaluation at a mental health facility.

"It was not a bomb threat," said Sheriff Young.

"We were contacted by a psychologist at a mental health facility," he explained. The psychologist passed on information concerning CCHS. A decision was made to be on the safe side of the issue and search the high school completely.

Deputies and Woodbury Police officers searched the building this morning and no bombs were discovered, he said.

"When we are through with our investigation we will release all the information we have collected," Young said. "We will be going after the people who made the threats."


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