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Hawkins student accused of sending bogus school closure notices charged with criminal impersonation

Jeff Bobo • Apr 24, 2013 at 9:23 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Cherokee High School student accused of emailing bogus school-closure announcements to three television stations in February has been charged with two counts of criminal impersonation.

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said the 17-year-old boy stated he just wanted the day off.

The boy allegedly admitted to using an Internet “spoofing” site to impersonate emails from Director of Schools Charlotte Britton and Student Services Supervisor Adrian Smith.