East Oldham Middle School opened with an added police presence this morning after a student threatened to shoot classmates during school hours yesterday.
An investigation from school officials and the Oldham County Police Department (OCPD) deemed the threat non-credible. The school district said it requested extra police out of an “abundance of caution.”
Major Scott Crigler with OCPD said the department placed an extra officer to assist the EOMS school resource officer during morning drop-off “to make sure there weren’t any issues.”
Crigler said the EOMS student threatened to shoot classmates in earshot of other people during school Wednesday.
“Once [our] detective investigated further, he found the kid was making comments out of turn and that there was no credible threat,” Crigler said.
In an email to parents, EOMS Principal Mark Robson said school officials enforced disciplinary action on the student per board policy.
“Please know it is safe to come to school on Thursday,” he wrote. “We are confident there is no threat to EOMS. However, out of an abundance of caution, we will have an added police presence at the school tomorrow for reassurance. "We look forward to finishing out the last day of the school year with the safety of our students on the forefront, as we do each and every day of the year. We have had an amazing school year and look forward to celebrating its end tomorrow.”