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Juvenile Charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree After Threats Made Toward Fallsburg Elementary Staff Member

Date of News Release: 3/1/2018

Ashland, KY (February 28, 2018) – On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 the Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland was contacted by school administrators at Fallsburg Elementary and advised of a threat allegation directed at staff member. Students at the elementary school reported that on the previous evening a high school student had made threats of violence and directed them at a teacher at Fallsburg Elementary. The alleged statements had taken place while on the evening bus ride home.

Trooper Bryan Layne U/434 responded and began an investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined a 14 year of age male student at Lawrence County high school had made statements related to him bringing a gun to Fallsburg Elementary and killing a former teacher.

The Lawrence County Attorney’s Office and Lawrence County Court Designated Worker were consulted and the 14 year old juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree and has been lodged in the Boyd County Juvenile Detention Center.