SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in Kentucky have arrested an 18-year-old after officers received a tip about a social media threat toward a high school.
Shepherdsville police say officers received a tip Thursday that a student made social media threats to use a gun to carry out an attack at Bullitt Central High School.
Investigators determined Sammy McKinsley Jr. of Louisville was the person behind the threat. They obtained a warrant for his arrest midnight Friday.
McKinsley was arrested without incident and placed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a terroristic threatening charge.
Police have an increased presence at the high school Friday because of the threat.