PA System Failed During Bomb Threat

According to local officials, the public address system in the Rutherford County Judicial Building didn’t operate properly last Thursday when a bomb threat forced evacuation of the building. In addition, according to witnesses, the fire alarm was not activated and the courtroom communication system wasn’t used. Officials acknowledge that the public address system, which can be heard in the hallways, has not operated properly in years. With regard to the courtroom system, the Daily News Journal reports that local officials have provided conflicting reports this week about how it works.