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Juvenile arrested for threat

From The Harlan County Sheriff's Office

On Monday evening January 14, 2019, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a complaint in reference to a threat that was made by a student at Harlan County High School.


Deputies immediately began an investigation, and a 15 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 Center.


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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