Morristown teen arrested after allegedly posting on Facebook about wanting ‘to kill someone’

MORRISTOWN, TN (WJHL) – Police in Morristown arrested a 15-year-old high school student after he allegedly posted a comment on Facebook Wednesday night saying he had feelings of wanting to kill someone.

The MPD was notified of the post by a family member of teen.

The boy was arrested Thursday morning.

Investigators say after interviewing the teen and consulting with the local district attorney’s office, charges are being placed for harassment and disorderly conduct.

The teen is currently being held at a juvenile holding facility.

MPD Chief Roger Overholt stated, “Our department takes seriously any threats made to harm someone. Posts made to social media can indicate someone’s intent and they will be investigated and taken seriously. We thank the individuals who reported this posting to our department.”

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