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School threat investigated

By Greg Bird

A social media post by a McCreary Central High School student caused concern last week, and could lead to criminal charges against the juvenile.

McCreary County School’s Superintendent Mike Cash informed parents Friday morning that school District Staff learned Thursday afternoon that a 9th grade student had posted a disturbing message on Snap Chat -prompting a quick response and investigation.

According to Cash the posting stated: “can’t wait for the day to take the lives of others,” and “hope you’re not on my list.”

After learning of the posting law enforcement officers were dispatched to the student’s residence and spoke with the student in question. The student reportedly said the post was sent out of boredom, and apparently had no intentions of carrying out any act of violence.

Cash assured parents that at no time were any students in danger, and that the child did not develop a list.

The Superintendent also stated the School Resource Officer was going to file appropriate charges with the McCreary County Attorney Friday.

County Attorney Conley Chaney stated Monday that he could not comment on the case, as it is dealing with a juvenile, but did say he believed the School District was planning on taking legal action.

Classes were held as scheduled Friday following the threat. McCreary County schools were off this week for fall break.

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