Juvenile taken into custody after incident at Ky. elementary school

Juvenile taken into custody after incident at Ky. elementary school
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A juvenile was taken into custody after an incident at a Kentucky elementary school.

The Richmond Police Department says officers took the juvenile into custody Thursday morning on school grounds near Glenn Marshall Elementary.

Police say the juvenile told officers they intended to harm people at the school.

“There was a threat that the student intended to carry out but, fortunately, that did not happen,” said Chief Rodney Richardson, Richmond Police Department.

We’re told the juvenile did not have a gun but did have a large knife and “another instrument that could be used as a weapon.”

Some parents were frustrated that information was not given out as quickly as they would have liked, but Chief Richardson says sometimes that is what is best for the investigation.

“We don’t share a lot of information until we can determine, for this instance, that this person was acting alone because I don’t want to give a potential conspirator a heads up in the investigation,” said Chief Richardson.

Police say that they did not suspect that the individual was working with anyone else, nor did they see any future threat to the safety of students.

We’re told extra officers were assigned to remain on campus Thursday as a precaution.