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FBI: School threat involving Kentucky, Arkansas not credible

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Posted at 8:01 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 05:15:31-04

(LEX 18) — The FBI is working to put to rest a persistent internet rumor claiming a school shooting is being planned in Kentucky.

The FBI Louisville's official Twitter account posted a message Monday saying there is no evidence indicating that a vague threat against schools is credible.

The original threat was against schools in Kentucky for Aug. 28, and schools in Arkansas for Aug. 29. According to a Facebook post from Lincoln County Public Schools, the threat didn't name a specific school in either state, it also was very generalized.

FBI Louisville said that if you see something suspicious online, contact local law enforcement or FBI.