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Student arrested in Trigg County, KY school threat

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TRIGG COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A threat made at a Trigg County school has one teenager in bars.

Sheriff Burnam spoke with the Trigg County Student who reported the threat to his mother earlier on Saturday, January 27.

The student stated that another student made a threat about bringing a gun to school and shooting the Principal and Vice Principal. 

Following that interview, Sheriff Burnam went and spoke to the teen and his guardian.

The teen admitted to saying the threat but claimed that he was joking.

Sheriff Burnam took the teen into custody on a Charge of Terroristic Threatening and notified the Court Designated Worker.

The teen was transported to Paducah Juvenile Detention Center.

Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam II said on Thursday, Jan 25 at 9:37 p.m. he was contacted about a possible threat that had been made at Trigg County High School.

After a process of interviews with Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement, a Trigg County School official was told by students that two Trigg County High School Students were overheard saying they were going to bring a gun to school to shoot people starting with a specific class.

The students denied any threats.

As a result, Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby requested more law enforcement presence at the school.

Sheriff Burnam said in a post on the Trigg County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, that he has directed deputies to stop by the schools and walk through whenever they can throughout the day.

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