ALTAMONT, Tenn. (AP) — A school board member in Tennessee is accused of being responsible for a false text about a student bringing a gun.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum told news outlets in a statement that county school board member Kasey Anderson was arrested for false reports after a text she initiated caused the entire school system to lockdown Monday morning.
WTVC-TV reports the board said all parents received an automated message saying a principal was notified about a student threatening to bring a gun to school.
Anderson was also arrested in June at her home on charges including public intoxication and indecent exposure.
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Attempts by The Chattanooga Times Free Press to obtain comments from Anderson were unsuccessful.
Anderson was elected to the board in August 2014 and had not held public office before.