Mckee, Kentucky, USA: A 15-year-old girl, student at Jackson County High School, has been charged with ‘Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree’, for threatening to blow up the school with ‘an explosive device’, Kentucky State Police allege. She is being held at the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted this morning by the staff at Jackson County High School alleging that one of their students made a threat to bring an explosive device to school.
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 as a result of the ongoing investigation the student was taken into custody.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Toney Allen. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and Jackson County High School Staff, the police said.
Authorities have not released the name of the student.
Jackson county high school principal was reportedly warned about the girl who threatened to blow it up. Another student reported about a month ago that the accused was killing kittens outside the school. When the student told the principal he reportedly said there’s no proof and did not follow up further.
Kentucky State Police also received a call on Saturday about a social media post threatening North Laurel Middle School in Laurel County.
Preliminary investigation indicated that a 14-year-old male who attends North Laurel Middle School sent a message to another student threatening to shoot up the school.
The juvenile was located several hours later, arrested, and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center on the charge of Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree.
Rockcastle County High School in Kentucky also received a threat of a school shooting on Monday.
Schools Superintendent David Pensol however said the threat at said the threat at Rockcastle County High School was unsubstantiated, but they will have heavy police presence at the school throughout the week.
Rash of dozens of copycat school threats has swept the nation this week, after massacre of 17 in Parkland, Florida school shooting on Wednesday:
Edward Charles Osgood, 14, allegedly promised ‘Florida round 3’ on Snapchat. He posed with gun after South Carolina teen posted ‘Florida round 2’ on Wednesday.
In Norfolk, Virginia a boy, 14, was accused of threatening shooting on Monday.
A North Carolina girl, Mackenzie Ray Swink, 17 was charged on Monday with threat to “Shoot Up The School”.
One day after the Parkland shooting, a Florida girl, 11, wrote gun threat note.
A 13-year boy was arrested on terrorist threat charge on Sunday in Republic, Missouri
More than 20 arrests heve been reported across the country in more than a dozen states sincethe mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday
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This is just days after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where 17 people were shot and killed by 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz – a former student at the school.
The florida shooting has sparked protests and planned protests across the country calling for gun control reform.
Students protested in front of the White House for stricter gun control laws today shouting “Shame On You” and insisting on gun control reform.
The event was organized over Facebook by a group called Teens for Gun Reform, which listed their intentions in a post: “By doing this, we will make a statement on the atrocities which have been committed due to the lack of gun control, and send a powerful message to our government that they must take action now.”
The somber protests lasted only a few minutes “in order to symbolize how quickly someone, such as the Parkland [Florida] shooter, is able to purchase a gun in America,” organizers wrote, alluding to Nikolas Cruz, who, according to court documents, confessed to firing on unarmed students and teachers with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where the mass shooting took place are planning a massive rally against school and gun violence called “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C. on March 24.
Smaller rallies and protests are being organized in cities around the U.S.
The Women’s March youth branch, EMPOWER, is also organizing a national school walk out on March 14, the one month anniversary of the Florida shooting.
The Network for Public Education and the American Federation of Teachers called on students, teachers and administrators to organize sit-ins, walkouts and other acts of protest on April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
The groups said the goal is to get lawmakers to enact gun control legislation.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the answer to school violence is to keep guns away from people who should not have them. She said she hopes the April 20 protest turns into a broader movement for change.