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Extra security provided Monday for Anderson County Schools following threat

School shooters: Know the warning signs

Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need.
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Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need.

As a precaution, the Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement will provide extra security in the Anderson County school district throughout Monday, school officials said.

A Lawrenceburg man was arrested Thursday after police found evidence that a “threat was credible and imminent” to Shelby and Anderson County schools, according to Kentucky State Police.

State police and the FBI went to the Lawrenceburg residence of Dylan Jarrell, just a block away from Anderson County High School, when a New Jersey woman notified police she was getting unsolicited, harassing messages on Facebook from Jarrell, investigators said.

A search of Jarrell’s residence discovered “corroborating information that a threat was valid and imminent,” Jarrel’s arrest citation states. State police found “a firearm, over 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine, and a detailed plan of attack,” according to a news release from police. He also had “internet search history of how to conduct a school shooting was discovered,” Sgt. Joshua Lawson said.

Jarrell was still jailed in Shelby County Monday, according to jail records.

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