Employee charged with threatening to blow up Hampton High School

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-10 19:11:12-04

A Hampton City Schools employee has been arrested after posting a bomb threat to Hampton High School on social media.

Hampton Police say a School Resource Officer was contacted around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening by a Hampton City Schools Administrator who notified them of the bomb threat.

Further investigation revealed that 41-year-old Tracy Tomon Smith posted the threat to bomb the school at 4:30 p.m.

At 10:21 p.m. Smith was arrested and charged with one count of threatening to bomb.

According to Hampton City Schools, Smith worked as an instructional aid.

Police say they determined that there was no evidence that there was any physical threat to the school or students at the any time.

However, as a precautionary measure, there will be an increased police presence at the school throughout the day.