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Third Teen Charged in Threats Against Ryle High School

A third teen is behind bars, charged in connection to alleged threats against Ryle High School in Union.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest early Tuesday morning.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that a 15-year old boy was charged with second degree terroristic threatening and taken to the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center.

Late Monday night, deputies heard from students and parents who were concerned about a social media post that allegedly described a threat against Ryle, suggesting the school would soon be a blood bath, and threatened gunfire.

Deputies said in a news release that the post appeared to be in retaliation for the earlier arrest of a 17-year old on the same charge against Ryle. The arrest of another 15-year old boy soon followed.

Deputies noted that the subject in Tuesday morning's arrest is not a Ryle student, but attends Cooper High School, also in Union. They said that the boy did not have access to weapons and does not know the 17-year old who was charged previously.

-Staff report