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FCPS releases safety message following threat deemed not credible

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 16:02:15-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County Public School Superintendent Manny Caulk sent out a message to families regarding a vague and unsubstantiated threat of violence.

The threat was against an unnamed school in Kentucky for August 28 and an unnamed school in Arkansas for August 29. A tweet posted Monday from the FBI Louisville's official Twitter account said there is no evidence indicating that the threat against schools is credible.

Caulk said in his message to families that their schools have "excellent safety and security procedures."

He also released the following information from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, "We are aware of a Facebook post circulating about a possible incident at a school being planned for the 28th in Kentucky and the 29th in Arkansas. Initially the threat was reported to FBI Little Rock from an individual outside of the US. The threat was read in a gaming chat room that indicated there is going to be an incident at a Kentucky and Arkansas school on the 28th and 29th of this month. The threat DID NOT name a specific location in either state and was very generalized. At this time, the complaint is UNSUBSTANTIATED. If anything further develops from this report, the KIFC will push out additional information as it becomes available. The FBI and KIFC, as well as state and local law enforcement, continue to monitor this situation."