EPD, EVSC Hold Joint News Conference on Reported Threats Surrounding Central High School

Eyewitness News was at a late afternoon news conference Friday following threats on social media regarding Central High School.

The EVSC and Evansville Police addressed what they know.

EPD Sergeant Jason Cullum says through multiple reviews, they have concluded the threats were created by one person—a minor who is now in custody.

EPD says the suspect created threatening texts, included mentions of video showing Kellough's death, and implying one of the people involved in the false texts was at the scene when the incident happened.

EPD says the suspect was texting themselves to make it appear to be a two-way conversation.

Additionally, EPD says there is no information or evidence that Kellough had intentions to harm any student or staff at Central High School.

Class will resume Monday.

EPD will have a larger presence at school to ensure the students feel they are in a safe learning environment.

Sergeant Cullum says the juvenile will be charged with obstruction of justice, a level 6 felony, and false reporting and harassment by means of an electronic device.

The suspect will be charged as a minor.


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