Law enforcement officers in Jessamine County are investigating a threat of school violence.
Jessamine County Schools officials said in a Facebook post that they are “aware of the social media post circulating this evening, and we thank all of you who have reached out to make sure we had seen it. We are in contact with the Nicholasville Police Department and they are actively investigating this threat.”
Nicholasville police said in a Facebook post that they were working with SnapChat to get account information on where the post came from and said that “the individual mentioned in the post may not be involved.”
The sheriff’s office said it was working with the police department.
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The photo of a boy with a handgun that was circulating online was accompanied by text that said “Be ready for school monday Jessamine County.”
Schools are not in session Monday because of President’s Day.