Police charge Louisville teen with calling in school threats

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police say a Louisville high school student has been charged with terroristic threatening for calling in false threats that caused heightened security alerts at local schools.

Shively Police say the 15-year-old, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was apparently upset about a punishment he received at Western High School.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1OMBuxf ) the teen was arrested Friday on three counts of terroristic threatening for 911 calls he placed on Sept. 18 and 30. Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers says the boy confessed to making both calls.

The Sept. 18 call reported an active shooter at Western and prompted a lockdown. Police say he later alleged threats at Western and Valley High School.

The boy was identified when police released the audio of the two 911 recordings.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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