An 11-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening for allegedly posting social media threats of violence against Greenup County schools.
The Ashland Kentucky State Police post, which is handling the investigation, did not release any further details. But the charge potentially could carry a penalty of five to 10 years in prison.
Troopers said they identified the juvenile on Tuesday as the source of the threats within a few hours after beginning the investigation.
Police said the girl allegedly created a fictitious social media account and posted threats of bombings or firearm attacks on unspecified schools in Greenup County.
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All three school systems in the county canceled classes on Wednesday as a precaution.