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Boone County student, 13, accused in school shooting threats

Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 09:47:41-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Boone County arrested a 13-year-old boy who is accused of threatening to shoot several fellow students.

Boone County Sheriff's Department spokesman Major Tom Scheben said a school resource officer charged the boy Wednesday. According to police, the 8th-grade student at Ockerman Middle School in Florence threatened to shoot three 8th-grade girls and 7th-graders in general.

Police said an investigation found that the student made gun-like gestures with his hands toward students and searched "the internet for a sub machine gun during class."

Police said he also made verbal threats to students, including "You're on my list," "You're going to be the first to go," "I can't wait to blast these 7th-graders," and "I will spray this school with bullets."

The student was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening.

He was being held in the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center.