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Juvenile Charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree
After Second Threat Report Received at the Lawrence County High School

Date of News Release: 2/21/2018

Ashland, KY(February 20, 2018) – On Tuesday morning, February 20, 2017 the Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland was contacted by the Lawrence County School system and advised of a second threat allegation involving another student at the high school. This allegation involved another male juvenile at the high school and was in no way related to the unfounded rumor from earlier in the day.

Trooper Forest Newsome U/762 responded and began an investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined a 17 year of age male student at the school had made statements related to him carrying out a school shooting.

The Lawrence County Attorney’s Office and Lawrence County Court Designated Worker were consulted and the 17 year old juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree and has been lodged in the Boyd County Juvenile Detention Center.

With the quick response and assistance provided by the Lawrence County School Administration the Kentucky State Police was able to resolve both threat incidents received at the high school today.