Potential threat investigated at CCHS, school safe

A potential threat at Christian County High School was investigated and a student has been taken into custody.

Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says a 15-year old male was arrested Friday morning, charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and transported to the McCracken County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

School Resource Officer Michelle Kent said the Christian County High School student made threats Thursday to “bring a gun and shoot up the school”.

Acting on the information they received, police took the student into custody on the school bus and questioned him about the incident. Detectives say the student admitted to making the statement, saying it was” meant as a joke”.

A phone call went out to parents at 9:45 a.m. Friday saying the situation was quickly resolved due to action taken by school and law officials. The Christian County Public School System says they are “thankful to students who came forward with information about a potentially dangerous situation.”

Spokesperson Heather Lancaster reiterated that everyone at Christian County High School remained safe.

She says threats are never taken lightly at Christian County High School, or at any other school in the district.