MOUNT VERNON — A high school student who allegedly made threats against his school was ordered Tuesday to be hospitalized at a mental health facility.
In a hearing Tuesday, Knox County Juvenile Court Judge Jennifer Springer ordered the male juvenile, who is 15, be assessed at Knox Community Hospital and sent on to a mental health facility for a period of at least seven days.
The juvenile was taken into custody Monday night by Mount Vernon Police Department officers after he allegedly made threats against Mount Vernon High School on Snapchat, a mobile image messaging app. The juvenile is a student at MVHS.
The threats included a picture of a shotgun that was recovered from the juvenile’s residence, Juvenile Probation Officer Kevin Holley said.