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Student Arrested After Serious Threats At Local School

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- A student has been arrested, accused of threatening to kill everyone in his class.

The Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro is home to more than 500 students. One of them, 21-one-year-old Justin Bogard, is no longer on campus accused of menacing his fellow classmates.

The school's director, Dr. Lynn Kreider, said that several students had come to her saying that Bogard was threatening to come back to the and kill some people.

Dr. Kreider took no chances and contacted police, saying that the threats were taken very seriously.

"Certainly students under stress sometimes say things they don't mean, but police and faculty say Bogard repeatedly went too far ... that he was scary," said Kreider.

Witnesses told police Bogard "became upset in class and advised that he would go home get his shotgun and come back to the school and shoot everyone in class." They say he made such threats more than once. Another time classmates said he told them "that if he got kicked out of school he was going to come back and kill everyone."

"It was confirmed that he did have access to firearms ... he could have followed up on his threats," said Kyle Evans with Murfreesboro Police.

Murfreesboro Police searching for Bogard contacted his family and learned his father had checked him into a hospital for a mental evaluation. That didn't stop them from making an arrest.

"Threats were made by Mr. Bogard and they were so serious that we did obtain a warrant for assault," said Evans.

Bogard has since been released on bond. He is not attending any more classes at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro.

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