Threats put two Kentucky schools on lockdown Wednesday, officials say

Threats puts two Kentucky schools on lockdown Wednesday, officials say
Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 2:39 PM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are investigating after school officials say threats caused a lockdown at two Kentucky schools Wednesday afternoon.

The Stanford Police Department says they were notified of a threat to Lincoln County High School around 2 p.m.

They say the threat alleged that a student was inside the school with a gun and intended to cause harm to students.

The school’s SRO and school staff immediately initiated a lockdown at LCHS and began assessing the situation. Lincoln County Middle School was also locked down as a precaution with officers on the scene.

It was further alleged there was a threat of a bomb in Lincoln County High School.

Emergency personnel from multiple different agencies responded to the scene and immediately set up incident command. After the initial response and procedure, the school was deemed safe to evacuate students.

Students were informed of the situation class by class and escorted and evacuated in a safe controlled manner from the school to busses.

Once all students and staff were safely cleared from the building, Law Enforcement, along with K-9 units from UK Police and KSP, did a secondary sweep and security check and were able to deem the school safe for re-entry.

There was at no point any active shooter on campus. No weapons, explosives or other hazards were located.

The case remains under investigation by several agencies involved. Officers will remain on scene for the rest of the day while some students return for their things. Extra officer presence will deployed to the campus for the next two days.