Two Teens Are Facing Over 100 Counts Of Terroristic Threatening

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

Two teens are in jail and they are facing more than one hundred counts of terroristic threatening.

This comes with school safety already on the mind of many across the country, especially after the massacre at Virginia Tech.

That's exactly why students at Owsley County High School didn't go to class Wednesday morning.

The school's superintendent says it's better to be safe than sorry.

One day of students taking their cats tests in nearly 90-degree classrooms was enough.

School officials were already planning to cancel classes to repair the broken air conditioning when they say they found a more serious reason to keep students home.

“We came across what we call letters of concern in which there's the potential threat of several students within our school,” Superintendent Stephen Jackson said.

Kentucky State Police say two students were arrested at 2am and charged with 124 counts of terroristic threatening.

Those juveniles faced a judge Wednesday afternoon.

Superintendent Stephen Jackson and police don't want to give details about the alleged letters, but Jackson says this was not a bomb threat.

“They were distorted documents with potential threats,” Superintendent Jackson said.

Jackson says the school was cleared to have classes on Thursday, but there will be extra security.

“We have metal detectors and they will probably be used tomorrow,” Jackson said.

School officials also say letters are being prepared for parents.

Again there will be school Thursday in Owsley County.

The superintendent says when students are charged with criminal activity, their school punishment often depends on court proceedings, however, alternative school or suspension are two possibilities.

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