South Carolina man charged for threats against Harlan County graduation

Harlan, Ky. (WTVQ) – A South Carolina man is in jail after investigators say he made threats to shoot people at a high school graduation in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police say Principal Britt Lawson with the Harlan Independent School district called on May 14th after he become aware of a threat made toward the Harlan High School graduation on May 19.

A student at the high school received a text from a man he knew in South Carolina stating he would come to the graduation and shoot everyone, according to State Police.

Police say that threat led to the arrest of 34-year-old Felix Melquinoes Martinez, of Columbia, South Carolina.

He was taken into custody at his workplace and booked into jail in South Carolina.

He is charged with terroristic threatening.

State Police say Martinez is expected to be extradited back to Kentucky to face charges.

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