UPDATE: School threat started in Missouri, three juveniles charged there

Threat was targeting a school in Missouri

UPDATE POSTED 7:35 A.M. MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2021

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police and investigators in several states say they have tracked down the source of social media posts that seemed to suggest a threat against a school, including one in Madison County.

And three people have been charged in another state.

According to the department’s Facebook page, Richmond Police believe the social media post originated in St. Joseph, Missouri a few days ago and has been shared multiple times, finally making its way to Richmond, Ky.
The generic threat toward “Central High School” appears to have been directed toward St Joseph’s Central High School in Missouri. On October 22, 2021, it was reported that three juveniles had been arrested and charged in connection with the threat.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 7:30 P.M. OCT. 24, 2021

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Police are investigating a threat made on social media to a school in the area.

The Richmond Police Department is working with local school administrators and others regarding the threat that was made and shared on social media, according to Police Chief, Rodney Richardson.

Chief Richardson says investigators are trying to determine the origin and validity of the post.
He did not say what kind of threat was made.

But, that at this time they are not able to associate it with anyone in the area or determine what school if any locally is being threatened.

Police say they are taking the threat very serious and will take necessary precautions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-624-4776 or email them at detective@richmond.ky.us

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