Second Teen Charged After Separate Threat to Ryle High School
A second teen is now charged in connection to alleged threats made against Ryle High School in Union.
Earlier Monday, the Boone County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a 17-year old male student who allegedly threatened the school on Sunday via social media.
On Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office announced a second arrest.
A 15-year old male reportedly confessed to making threats to the school while classes were in session on Monday.
According to the sheriff's office, the 15-year old was not at school on Monday, but was communicating with a student who was at school, and threatened to shoot those who can't "keep their mouths shut" about the earlier incident.
The student who was at school reported the communication from the 15-year old to authorities.
Deputies made contact with the 15-year old at his home and say that he later made a full confession.
That teen, like the 17-year old, is now being housed at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center. He is charged with second degree terroristic threatening.
The 15-year old did not have any firearms and was not on campus while allegedly making the threats.
Boone County Sheriff Michael Helmig deployed additional resources to Ryle this afternoon as a safety precaution, his office said.
There are no other known threats currently.