The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a potential threat of violence made against Ohio County High School.
The threat was discovered written on a wall in the high school by school officials on Tuesday.
Police said, as a result of the investigation by the Ohio County High School Resource Deputy, it is believed to not be a credible threat “due to the time frame of the threat, although the investigation is open and ongoing.”
The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio County Board of Education, has two full-time school resource deputies, and authorities have assigned extra deputies to the high school as a precautionary measure, according to Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty.
“In light of recent events across the United States,” Beatty continued, “we have increased our police presence in all of our schools. Our office will also conduct walk-through patrols at the high school after normal school hours.”
Beatty said his office has been in contact with the Beaver Dam and Hartford Police Departments, as well as Kentucky State Police regarding the situation.
“All local law enforcement agencies will be conducting extra patrols at our schools,” Beatty said. “The sheriff’s office will continue to work closely alongside the Ohio County School system with any issues facing our schools. The sheriff’s office takes any and all threats to our schools very seriously. We will take any and all measures necessary to insure the safety of our children.”
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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