Threats made at Harrison County Schools, two students under arrest

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Two students are in custody after two threats were made at Harrison County Schools.

In the first case, between 10 and 11 p.m. Thursday night Cynthiana police got report of a threat towards the district.

Around 1 a.m. Friday officers told the school district it did not think the threat was credible.

The district says it sent a notification to parents at 5:45 a.m. that school would still be in session.

An hour later, while buses were en route to school, police told the district, after further investigation, the threat was incredible. Officers already had a student in custody at that time.

Around 8:45 a.m. reports of a second threat came from the Sheriff’s Office. A student came to the office and reported another student was threatening them. The student who reportedly made that threat was not in school at the time.

The school put the high school on lock down from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m.

Around 9:15 a.m. the Sheriff’s Department arrested that other student at an offsite location.

The district says it does not believe the two threats are related, but both suspects were current students.

If parents want to keep their kids out of school today, the district will not mark them as absent.





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