Classes resume after bomb threat at EKY high school

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT)- A crazy start to the week for one Eastern Kentucky high school when school officials got a bomb threat within minutes before opening the doors.

The Letcher County Schools superintendent says he got notice about the bomb threat five minutes before opening the doors of Letcher County Central High School.

School officials acted quickly to place the building on lock down and re-directed all students, faculty and buses to the old Whitesburg High School.

A clean sweep of the building turned up nothing and officials narrowed the threat down as a conversation between two students.

“School officials got wind that there may be a student that may be transporting a bomb to school,” Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said.

Officials say students were allowed back inside the building to resume classes.

Fields stresses they take situations like this very seriously. Officials are still investigating the incident.

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