Three Arrested in Knox County School Threats

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan and Barbourville Police Department receiving calls about a social media post threatening Knox County schools. Law enforcement initiated a joint investigation immediately. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 13-year-old female, who attends Knox County Middle School, and a 16-year-old female who attends Knox County Learning Academy, came up with the idea to send out a social media threat in hopes of school being cancelled. Both juveniles were placed under arrest and taken to Barbourville Police Department for questioning. Knox County Court Designated Worker was contacted and able to send both juveniles to Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center for their charges. A third individual, 19-year-old Megan Scott of Corbin, who attends Knox Central High School, was also arrested for her involvement in the investigation. Ms. Scott was aware of the threats and failed to notify authorities. She was charged with complicity to terroristic threatening and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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