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Harlan juvenile arrested after threat

From The Harlan County Sheriff's Office -

On Tuesday April 27th, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by school officials in reference to a threat that was made by a student at Black Mountain Elementary School.

A 14 year old juvenile student was taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Office and charged

with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree (Class D Felony). The Court Designated Worker

was contacted and the juvenile was lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention


The Sheriff’s Office takes these complaints seriously and is working closely with school

officials to handle this complaint. The safety of our children is our highest priority and

all possible actions will be taken to ensure their safety. The Sheriff’s Office will continue

to work closely with school officials to ensure safety and security at schools.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

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