Five Students Charged In Separate Threat Incidents At Boone County Schools
By Mike Perleberg
(Boone County, Ky.) – Five students at three different Boone County high schools are being charged with making threats of violence toward their respective schools.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests Tuesday concerning recent incidents at Cooper, Conner, and Boone County high schools, as well as R.A. Jones and Ockerman middle schools.
“In light of the most recent school shooting and the plethora of local social media posts concerning some factual incidents and many rumored and exaggerated renditions we, in an attempt to ease some parents’ minds, are setting the record straight by releasing what incidents we’ve investigated in our Boone County Schools lately,” said sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Scheben.
Between February 12 and 19, a total of five students were charged with Terroristic Threatening and Disorderly Conduct for their involvement in creating direct threats and creating alarm in the schools, Scheben added.
“Parents of Boone County School children can rest assured all incidents and allegations are investigated. The students need to know their actions carry consequences. If what they do is a violation of a criminal law they will be charged in addition to what penalties the school board levies,” said Scheben.
Scheben said Sheriff Michael A. Helmig has a zero tolerance stance on such threats and has instructed deputies and school resource officers to charge anyone who violates the law when it comes to school conduct.