Crittenden Co. substitute teacher fired for making threats to students

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Published: Jan. 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM CST
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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A substitute teacher at Crittenden County Elementary School was fired on Monday, Jan. 14 for making threats in his 4th grade class.

According to the Crittenden County School District, the substitute teacher made the threats to the class on Friday, Jan. 11.

Superintendent Vince Clark and School Resource Officer John Shofner met with all students in the 4th grade class earlier this week, commending them on their response to “see something, say something,” a message officials have driven home with all students in the district.

“The health and safety of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority,” said Clark. “We take each situation seriously and will continue to make timely and informed decisions to secure their well-being.”

School officials say criminal charges have been filed by the district for making terroristic threats.

The substitute teacher is not a resident of Crittenden County and was escorted out of the building Monday after meeting with school officials.

He is not allowed to be on or near any Crittenden County school campus or school-related function.

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