KSP Banner KSP Banner

News Releases

Arrest made in Knox County school threat

Date of News Release: 3/2/2018

Barbourville, KY(March 1, 2018) On March 1, 2018 at approximately 11:45 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about threats written on the bathroom wall at Knox Central High School in Knox County. Troopers Jay Sowders and Chad Gregory responded to the school and began an investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 16 year old boy from the Flat Lick community of Knox County wrote threatening messages on the bathroom walls in Knox Central while he was at school today. KSP was able to make an arrest and charge the 16 year old juvenile with terroristic threatening 2nd degree. The juvenile was transported and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center.

Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Jay Sowders. Also assisted at the scene were Knox County Sheriff’s Dept.