UPDATE: Teens released from jail after school lockdown incident

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UPDATE:  Wednesday, August 28, 2019

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (ANDERSON NEWS/WTVQ) – Two teenagers investigators say caused the temporary lockdown of three schools in Anderson County on Tuesday were released from jail on Wednesday, according to The Anderson News.

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Zachary King and Kyle Knight, both 19-years old, are accused of having a gun and acting suspicious near Anderson County High School near the start of the school day on Tuesday.

That led to the lockdown of the high school, middle school and Saffell Street Elementary School, while all the other schools in the county were put on alert as a precaution.

Investigators say the two teenagers were found about 40-minutes later in a nearby home.  Authorities say one of the teens was carrying a BB pistol in a holster.



The two were arrested at the house and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to investigators.

 

Original story below:

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Authorities say two men are behind bars for causing a scare early Tuesday morning at several Anderson County schools.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says someone called 911 around 7:30 a.m. saying they saw two men with a gun acting suspicious near Anderson County High School. Police responded and, when they could not find the men, Anderson County High School, along with two nearby schools – Saffell Street Elementary and Anderson County Middle School – all went on lockdown as a precaution. All other Anderson County schools were put on alert.

Officers searched the area and, after 40 minutes, located the two men at a nearby home. Officers say one of the men was carrying a BB pistol in a holster. The men, Zachary King and Kyle Knight, both 19-years-old, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

The lockdown was lifted after officers arrested the two.

According to police, the men told them they had no intention of harming anyone.