CCS receives apparent threat; Knox Sheriff’s Office responds

After receiving what appears to be an anonymous threat this morning, Concord Christian School released the following statement about its beefed up security measures — including a response by Knox County Sheriff’s Office — during school hours today, Wednesday, Dec. 19.

No further details are known about the type of threat received. Calls were not immediately returned from CCS or KCSO media relations.

The following is an e-mailed letter from Stephanie Mason, CCS spokesperson:

Dear Concord parents,

Out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of all who are on our campus, several added security measures have been put in place today.  

The additional precautionary measures include increasing our on-site security as well as conducting searches.  

Concord follows the safety protocols and is being assisted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  Because your child's safety is our top priority, we never take incidents and concerns lightly and will always be vigilant in our security effort.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Concord's Director of Security, Kevin Greene at

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