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Bomb Threats in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 02/11/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday, January 29, and Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at approximately midnight (both nights) the McCreary County 911 Center received threats of a bomb in the McCreary County High School. The Kentucky State Police, Kentucky State Police K-9, McCreary County Sheriff's Office, McCreary County Constables, McCreary County Board of Ed. Resource Officers and Rudy Young of Kentucky Emergency Management responded to the school and a searches were conducted.

The searches of the school determined that the threats were unfounded and no students or faculty were ever in danger. KSP Detective Billy Correll began an investigation into the incident and on February 08, 2008 identified and arrested the first caller as Jacob Watson, 19, of Stearns. Watson is charged with Terroristic Threatening 1ST Degree and was lodged in the McCreary County Jail.

Detective Correll also identified the second caller as a juvenile and charges are pending.

The offense of Terroristic Threatening 1ST Degree, (making a false bomb threat at a school), is a Class C Felony in the State of Kentucky.

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