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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER KSP BOMB DETECTION K9 UNITS SEARCH TWO SCHOOLS EVACUATED THURSDAY IN LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY DUE TO BOMB THREAT

LONDON, KY - The London Police Department (LPD) reports that LPD, along with the Laurel Count Public Schools Police, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police deployed numerous officers to the scene of a bomb threat Thursday at South Laurel High School.

1st ANNOUNCEMENT:

The London Police Department, along with the Laurel Count Public Schools Police, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police has numerous officers on the scene of a bomb threat at South Laurel High School.

At this time we have no credible evidence that would lead us to believe that there is a legitimate threat to the school. However, we are taking all steps necessary to insure the safety of students and staff. Both SLHS and SLMS have been evacuated and officers from all four agencies have the area contained, awaiting the arrival of a Kentucky State Police bomb detection K-9.
We will update this post as soon as the situation has been cleared.

UPDATE:

Out of an abundance of caution, all entrances to both SLHS and SLMS have been closed until the situation has been cleared. No traffic will be able to get in or out during this time.
There is still no credible evidence of an actual threat to either school. The Kentucky State Police has three bomb detection K9s enroute to the scene.
We will continue to update this post as more information comes available.

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

KSP bomb detection K9s have searched both schools and determined that there is no threat. Officers and school administrators are in the process of moving students back into the school buildings. The entrances to both schools will be back open in approximately 15-20 mins.

We have a juvenile suspect in custody in reference to the threat and charges are pending.

Currently this is all the information ClayCoNews has regarding this incident, when and if there's more made available we will update this report.

 

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