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Kentucky juveniles accused of twice falsely reporting school shootings face charges

Two Estill County High School students have been arrested and charged with  twice falsely reporting a school shooting.
Two Estill County High School students have been arrested and charged with twice falsely reporting a school shooting. Estill County Schools

Two Estill County students have been arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center after they allegedly twice falsely reported a school shooting, police and school officials said.

Kentucky State Police officials said in a news release they were called Monday by Estill County authorities and asked to investigate an alleged threat called into Estill County High School.

Police said two juveniles allegedly made a phone call reporting that there was someone shooting at the school.

They were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center, police said. Both were charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and falsely reporting an incident.

In a statement on the Estill County Public Schools district website Wednesday, district officials said two Estill County students were charged with making 911 calls on September 19th and October 1st “concerning a school shooting in progress.”

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