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News Release

Student in Custody Following School Threat in Jackson County

Date of News Release: 2/20/2018

MCKEE, KY(February 19, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted this morning by the staff at Jackson County High School alleging that one of their students made a threat to bring an explosive device to school.

The initial investigation indicates that a 15-year-old student commented that she would be bringing a bomb to blow the school up. The alleged student was identified and a search of the school was conducted. There were not any explosive devices located during the search, and as a result of the ongoing investigation the student was taken into custody. The juvenile has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree and lodged at the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Toney Allen. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Jackson County High School Staff.