A family member recognized the voice of the 15 year-old boy who placed phone calls recently threatening violence at two Jefferson County Public high schools and turned him in to police, according to Shively Police Sgt. Josh Myers.
The family member heard the phone calls on a television newscast after police released them to the media on Thursday.
The boy, whose name will not be released because he is a juvenile, had attended Valley High School and currently attends Western High School. Myers said the boy had been in trouble at school the day before he made the first phone call from in-school detention. He’s accused of making the second call because he got away with the first one.
The boy is charged with three counts of felony terroristic threatening.
The threats were made on September 18 against Western High School and on September 30 against both Western High and Valley High Schools. Myers estimated the manpower used to investigate the threats was the equivalent of a major murder investigation. Myers also praised the family member for “doing the right thing” and turning the boy in to police.