Bomb threats reported across country, including Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/AP) – Dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the country, including here in Kentucky, reported bomb threats on Thursday.
According to the Lexington Police Department, three businesses and one school in Lexington were among those receiving threats.
Lexington Catholic High School, AAA in Hamburg, Galls on Russell Cave Road and eCampus on Palumbo Drive were all sent threats via email, according to police.
Police say there were no evacuations at any of the locations.
They say a terroristic threatening report was taken at each location and the FBI was contacted.
The threats made in Lexington appear to be part of a nationwide hoax, with recipients being told they need to send money/Bitcoin.
Some schools around the country were closed early and others were evacuated because of the threats.
Penn State University noticed students via a campus alert. Near Atlanta, people were ushered out of a courthouse.