Statement to the Media

The Knoxville Community School District has issued the following statement on Friday, January 13, 2023:

“Last night, the Knoxville Community School District was contacted by local law enforcement about a potential threat to school safety that was posted online.

Police investigated the threat and found it to not be credible. They also identified those responsible for making the threat, and two juveniles were taken into custody. We appreciate our local law enforcement partners for their quick response to this matter. Classes will continue as scheduled.

We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of being responsible with what they post online. We take all threats very seriously, even if they are meant as a joke and law enforcement will be involved."