A juvenile was taken into custody after making a threat towards a school in the area, according to Ohio County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Adam Wright said a concerned mother reached out to the sheriff’s office after her son received a threatening Snapchat message.
The message included a photo of a kid holding an airsoft pistol saying not to show up to school next week.
With the help of Ohio County School Board, deputies say they determined the snap was sent from a juvenile within the school system.
The sheriff’s office confirms deputies were able to contact the juvenile and take them into custody.
“The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office takes these threats very seriously and wants to commend and give special thanks to the Ohio County School Board and our deputies for their swift action regarding this incident,” says Sheriff Wright on social media.
Sheriff Wright says there was no lockdown at the schools, but additional deputies were currently at each school.
More juveniles may be taken into custody as the investigation continues.
If you have have any information, you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 270-298-4444.