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    JCHS Student Arrested After Making Threat

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from Kentucky State Trooper Robert Purdy from Post 7 Richmond, on Monday morning, February 19, Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, was contacted by the staff of Jackson County High School alleging that one of their students made a threat to bring an explosive device. According to Purdy, the initial investigation indicates that a 15-year-old student commented that she would be bringing a bomb to blow the school up. The alleged student was identified, and a search of the school was conducted. There were not any explosive devices located during the search and because of the ongoing investigation, the 15-year-old student was taken into custody. The juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening 1st degree and has been lodge in the Juvenile Detention Center in Breathitt, County. The investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7, Trooper Toney Allen.

    Superintendent Speaks Out on School Safety

    In a press release Monday afternoon on February 19th from Jackson County Schools Superintendent Mike Smith he said always a priority among priorities, for Jackson County Public Schools is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. With the recent events that have happened in our state and our nation, and to ensure accurate communication, we would like to inform our parents/guardians, community and county of some of the safety measures that we do to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff.