Suspect sought in apparent attempted abduction at William Blount High School
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating
the report of an apparent attempted abduction that occurred at William Blount High School Tuesday
evening involving a 12-year-old girl.
According to a press release, shortly
before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office responded to William Blount High School to the call of
an assault. When they arrived, deputies spoke to a 12-year-old girl who stated she was in a
stairwell by the gymnasium when a man grabbed her and attempted to take her down the stairs. The
girl told deputies she punched the man in the nose, and he ran down the stairs. She said the man
ran out of the school and got into the passenger side of a black sedan driven by a black male. The
girl’s hand was injured in the incident.
The suspect is described as a
white male in his early to mid-30s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches in height, short brown hair,
average build, wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The incident is
Those with information regarding this incident, or
saw anything suspicious at William Blount High School Tuesday evening, are asked to call the
Sheriff’s Office Crime Hotline at 865-273-5200, or leave the information on the Text-a-Tip link on
the Sheriff’s Office webs ite at http://www.bcso.com .
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