UPDATE: Threats Written, Called In To Conner HS
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted Thursday, March 20 at 7:36 a.m.:
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the Conner High School and Conner Middle School threatening case.
In cooperation with school officials and the Boone County Attorney’s Office, the student that made a threatening Facebook post has been charged with Harassing Communications.
Investigators are still trying to determine who made a threatening phone call from the middle school to the high school on Wednesday morning.
Original story posted Wednesday, March 19 at 11:45 a.m.:
(Hebron, Ky.) – Many students at Conner High School in Hebron are being kept home from school Wednesday.
The reaction by parents is due to a series of threats at the school. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says on Monday a threatening message was discovered by a student inside a high school bathroom stall. School officials and deputies are working together to identify the author of the message.
Then on Tuesday, a Conner High School student made a threatening Facebook post regarding faculty and the student body. Investigators say that student was immediately identified and disciplined by the school.
But the threats did not end there. At about 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, a phone call was received threatening Conner High School and Conner Middle School.
“The Boone County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with school officials determined that the call originated from Connor Middle School and are continuing to trace the exact source of the call,” said sheriff’s spokesman Tom Scheben.
In addition to a regular full-time school resource officer, the sheriff’s office has dispatched two additional deputies to the schools Wednesday to assist as needed. Boone County Schools have not commented on the situation, but classes are being held as normal Wednesday.