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Police investigate after vicious Valentine appears in school locker

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT)-Georgetown Police are now involved in an investigation involving a threatening note left inside a Scott County High School student's locker last week.

The words "kill yourself" were printed in all capital letters in blue ink on a pink heart made from what appears to be construction paper.

Police describe the words as "harsh," and say the student's mother contacted them Tuesday morning. On Facebook where WKYT obtained a picture of the Valentine, the mother posted that her daughter had taken the Valentine to school leaders February 14th, but nothing had happened with their investigation.

"Obviously concerned," Captain Robert Swanigan of the Georgetown Police Department said while describing the mother's reaction. "Every time your child recieves something like this, you'd be upset."

"We were notified at 7:15 when the mother of the victim contacted us," Swanigan continued. "We got officers involved immediatley. I know that we---along with the school system---take things very seriously. We'll do a thorough investigation and get to the bottom of this."

Matt Thompson, Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning, released this statement:

"School and district administrators are continuing to investigate this situation by speaking with students and reviewing school camera footage. While specific comments cannot be made due to confidentiality, the school is following appropriate procedures during the investigation."


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