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Bomb threat puts Pike County schools on alert

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

UPDATE 6:01 p.m. 2/19/13

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A bomb threat had Pike County schools on high alert today.

Officials say the someone made the threat Monday afternoon.

They say they took the threat very seriously and do not believe any students are in danger.

When an unknown person threatened Pike County schools Monday afternoon school officials say they took action.

"We just take all, any form of threat seriously. We set into motion our protocol usually the things that we do with such threats," said Pike County Superintendent Roger Wagner.

Officials say the threat was not directed at any particular school.

At Pike County Central High School Principal David Rowe says they, like other schools, took every precaution to make sure their students stayed safe.

"Our safety committee, our team met this morning at 6:30 and we did a complete sweep of the school. We also have a night watchman here at our school that did walk-throughs all night," he said.

Officials say as a precautionary measure they did have State Police troopers in each of the high schools on Tuesday just to help keep an extra eye on things.

"They assisted us and we followed their direction the way we handled the situation this morning," said Wagner.

Officials tell us they have not found any reason to believe there is any real threat, but they do take all threats seriously.

"Anytime you have this kind of disaster or anything comes up that we're concerned about we want to make sure to put our people out there and make sure everybody's doing their job and following their procedures," said Rowe.

State Police are investigating the incident.

Threats of this nature usually result in felony charges of terroristic threatening.

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ORIGINAL STORY 2/19/13

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A bomb threat put Pike County schools on high alert Tuesday morning.

Officials say the anonymous threat came in through Skype Monday, and they have been combing the schools to make sure all students stay safe.

Pike County school officials say they were told Monday about the possible threat made to county schools, and they say they immediately jumped into action making sure nothing disastrous happened.

Officials say someone made an anonymous bomb threat that was not directed at any particular school, but they say they take all threats seriously and had police inside the schools checking for any possible threats. Each high school had trooper stationed there all day as a preventative measure.

"We set into motion our protocol usually the things that we do with such threats which involved the screening of all the schools yesterday afternoon as well as this morning," said Pike County Superintendent Roger Wagner.

State police are investigating the incident. They say they have no reason to believe the threat is real, but they say they do take any threats seriously and have precautions in place.

Threats of this nature usually result in felony charges of terroristic threatening.

Anyone with information about this threat should call State Police.


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