Threat reportedly made to Harrison County school; student arrested

A student accused of making threats toward Harrison County High School is in police custody, according to the school district.

Early Friday morning, school officials posted on Facebook that a threat made to the high school was unfounded. It said there would be increased police presence in schools.

Later Friday morning, the district said that Cynthiana police confirmed the threat and that the suspect was in custody.

The sheriff’s department was made aware of a separate threat at 8:45 a.m. Friday, made from one high school student to another, school officials said. The high school was locked down until it was determined that neither student was in school and that the student making threats was in police custody.

The school board will give students who are absent Friday excused absences.

There have been numerous threats made to Kentucky schools this week since Tuesday’s shooting at Marshall County High School.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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