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Covington Police Make Arrest After Threats to Holmes Students

A juvenile is in custody Sunday after threats were made against Holmes High School on social media.

Covington Police were told about the posts - in which a student shows an image of guns and threatens students who show up for school on Monday - late Sunday morning.

In a news release, the police department said that it took the threats seriously and immediately began an investigation.

By 3:10 p.m. a student was identified and by 3:45 p.m. that student was taken into custody and is currently lodged at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Facility on a charge of second degree terroristic threatening.

The police said that there is no longer an active threat against the school, students, or employees, and no other individuals were involved in the threat.

Because the suspect is underage, he or she is not being identified.

Covington Independent Public Schools released a statement Sunday, too. 

"We cooperated with police throughout the day," said Superintendent Alvin Garrison. "We are thankful for the quick work of our police department as school safety is our priority.

"We will see everyone at school tomorrow."

​-Staff report

Image: Holmes High School (RCN file)