Metal detectors, police at middle school after threat

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MARION COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A school in Marion County has added police presence as it deals with a second threat against the school on social media.

Marion County Public Schools notified parents Monday evening that officials at Marion County Middle School were made aware of a threat against the school for Tuesday, according to the Lebanon Enterprise.

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This comes one day after a post on Instagram led to a student being charged with terroristic threatening and suspended from Marion County Middle School.

According to the Lebanon Enterprise, the student posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding a gun. A comment below the post referred to the student as a “school shooter” and another comment read, “Gonna shoot up the school.” The comments were posted from different Instagram accounts.

The newspaper says police were notified and when the student arrived at school, he was immediately met by a school administrator and held until police arrived.

No weapon was found, officials tell the Lebanon Enterprise. They say the student could be expelled.

There are no details on the second threat but the newspaper says police are using handheld metal detectors at the school on Tuesday to check for weapons and parents are being asked to check their child’s backpack for weapons.