KENTUCKY (WEHT) — A juvenile is now in custody after a threat was found on a bathroom wall at Owensboro High School.
Police were notified and the staff put the school on lockdown Friday afternoon, according to Owensboro Public Schools PIO Jared Revlett.
“There is no immediate danger to students and the Owensboro Police Department is assisting with a strategic release of students momentarily,” he said.
The Owensboro Police Department says officers launched an investigation and identified a juvenile suspect they believe was behind the threat.
We’re told the juvenile was detained, charged and taken to the Campbell County Regional Juvenile Detention Center on a Terroristic Threatening charge.
According to police, the juvenile has previously been charged with:
- Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury (2 counts)
- Assault 4th Degree (Minor Injury)
- Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree
School officials tell us the lockdown was put in place out of an abundance of caution.