Juvenile arrested for alleged threats against Todd Central

Kentucky State Police has released additional details on the investigation that led to the arrest of a juvenile for threats made on social media against Todd County Central High School.

Elkton Police contacted KSP Monday night after learning of threats made by an individual on social media to both shoot and bomb the high school, according to a news release.

Multiple juveniles were interviewed and investigation determined a 16-year old male had made threats toward another juvenile and toward the school. Police made contact with the 16-year old in Pembroke early Tuesday morning and he reportedly admitted to threatening to shoot another male juvenile and to bomb the school, but said he was only joking.

Trooper Hunter Carroll also determined the teen to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The suspect was lodged in the McCracken County Regional Juvenile Detention Center and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree terroristic threatening, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

KSP was assisted by Elkton Police, Guthrie Police, the Todd County Sheriff’s Department and the Christian County Court Designated Worker’s Office.