Threat thwarted, arrest made at Central Ky. school


FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A juvenile female was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with recent threats to carry out a shooting at Western Hills High School, the State-Journal reported.

The juvenile, whom authorities did not identify publicly, was charged with one count of second-degree terroristic threatening in connection with threats written on bathroom walls at the school Monday and Tuesday, according to Sheriff Pat Melton.

The first threat called a recent shooting in Parkland, Fla. “a big success” and threatened to carry out a shooting. The second threat said authorities were focusing on the wrong person as the culprit of the first, the newspaper reported.

The arrest was made at Western Hills around 10 a.m. Wednesday and the teen admitted to writing the threats, Melton said, adding she remains in custody.

“It was made to instill fear and disrupt school activities. We won’t tolerate or allow that,” Melton said at a Wednesday news conference. “We will prosecute to the full extent of the law — period.”

At no time were students in danger, Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp told the newspaper. “The threats were in words only,” he said.


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