UNION, KY. (WXIX)– A juvenile is in custody and accused of making a social media threat against a local high school, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s officials said they worked quickly to make sure Larry A. Ryle High School is safe.
The threat started circulating online Sunday, which had a lot of parents and students concerned.
This post that frightened the parents shows a young man holding a gun with his face covered.
The message says, “I advise not going to school tomorrow” “If Ryle kids continue to pursue me, you will be capped pop pop and the message ends with profanity.
Sheriff’s officials started their investigation after receiving several phone calls and emails from concerned parents.
Several parents made comments on social media saying that they would not bring their children to the high school today out of fear of what could happen.
Since this is an ongoing investigation, the sheriff’s office is not saying much about the person taken into custody.
They are only saying that the person is a juvenile.
The Sheriff’s Office is not saying what security measures are being taken at Ryle High School but they say that the school is safe and that the school district is aware of the investigation.
More information is set to be released later Monday morning.