A juvenile is suspected of making a threat on social media about violence this week at Madison Central High School, according to Kentucky State Police.
The threat was made Sunday night, prompting a heavy presence Monday from state police and the Richmond police at the school.
An Instagram account with the screen name “molly._.23” was created over the weekend and followed students at the high school, and television media and state police accounts. Its bio read, “Hi my name is anonymous. My plans are to bring a gun to MCHS and shoot anyone or anything that moves Monday thru Friday. The day will be unknown.”
In an Instagram post from the same account, the person wrote, “Anyone who trys to stop it will die. Anyone who comes to Central will be shot. This is not a joke nor a prank.”
The posts have been taken down.
Trooper Robert Purdy tweeted at 2:26 p.m. that a juvenile was detained for questioning. Earlier in the day, he said state police were working with Richmond police and school authorities to figure out who made the threat.
Another threat was sent Saturday to Fern Creek High School in Louisville, leading to police presence at Monday, the Courier-Journal reported.
A fake threat could carry a felony charge of terroristic threatening in Kentucky, as was the case earlier this month when a 16-year-old boy threatened Knox County Public Schools.