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NKY Students from Boone, Campbell County Charged in School Threats

Five students from the Boone County Schools and one from Campbell County who's accused of threatening a Pendleton County are facing charges.

Boone County Sheriff Michael Helmig announced charges against five students and said that threats involved Cooper, Conner, and Boone County High Schools, as well as Ockerman and R.A. Jones Middle Schools.

The students are charged with terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct.

Some of the threats included writing in bathrooms, shouting about a shooter in the cafeteria, and telling other students about plans to become the next school shooter.

The sheriff's department posted the citations to Facebook and they can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, a teen from Campbell County was arrested for allegedly posting images of weapons and threatening to kill at Sharp Middle School in Pendleton County, where the student apparently attended previously.

Pendleton County Superintendent Anthony Strong said the district received word of the threat at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and that by 7:45 a.m., the teen was in custody.

Police in Alexandria determined that the guns pictured were pellet-type guns.

On Tuesday afternoon it was revealed that a threat was also made against Turkey Foot Middle School but it was not deemed credible. News of that threat broke as a fire alarm went off at the school prompting an evacuation and fear from parents.

School districts are citing copy-cat behavior in the wake of the deadly shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida in which seventeen students and adults were killed last week.

-Staff report