NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville teen has been arrested on a state terrorism charge after being accused of threatening schools in Tennessee and three other states.
Authorities say the joint investigation by police and the FBI led them to the student, who is now accused of being responsible for multiple emails and telephone calls threating violence in schools in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Police were so concerned over one of those threats that they closed a high school in Nashville Thursday and wouldn’t clear it to open until the bomb squad and K-9s swept the campus. Authorities did not describe the nature of the threats.
The student has not been identified and police have not given his age. He is expected to face federal charges later on Friday.
Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.