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Authorities Investigating Possible School Threat In Lewis County

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LEWIS COUNTY, Ky (Lewis County Herald) Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens said that a possible threat to Lewis County High School posted to social media Sunday evening is most likely a fictitious account made with the purpose of posting the threat. 

The post was made in the name of a student at the high school, according to the Lewis County Herald, but the sheriff believes that it is another person.

“We treat these threats very seriously,” Bivens said. “We are investigating this reported incident about a social media post thoroughly.”

The paper reports that the post on Snapchat began circulating on 9 p.m. Sunday. 

“We have been in contact with Snapchat company officials and we have seized devices and questioned those we believe may have been involved,” Bivens told the Lewis County Herald. “We have eliminated suspects as a result of our investigation and are confident the posted threat is without merit."

Lewis County students did not have school Monday. It was a staff-only day.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday. 

Bivens also asks that anyone having information concerning Sunday’s incident to contact him directly at 606-796-2912.

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