14-year-old faces felony charge after threat placed schools on lockdown

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A lockdown for all Greene County and Greeneville city schools is over and now a 14-year-old boy is facing a felony charge for the hoax.

Tuesday morning, Greene County authorities say they got an anonymous threat that a gunman was going to be on campus at Chucky Doak High School. The county locked down all the schools as a precaution.

Now, Sheriff Steve Burns says prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old boy for filing a false report.

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An anonymous gun threat placed all Greene County and Greeneville City schools on lockdown Tuesday morning.

A caller told Greene County dispatchers that a gunman was going to be on the campus of Chuckey Doak High School.

According to WCYB, officials placed other county and city schools on a modified lockdown as a precaution.

Authorities are on the scene investigating the call. They believe a student placed the 911 call.

No other information is being released at this time.

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