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Arrest made in Holmes High School threat

Facebook threat (Photo provided) Facebook threat (Photo provided)
Law enforcement will sweep Holmes High School after a bomb threat came in on social media, school officials said. (FOX19 NOW/Shawn Lanier) Law enforcement will sweep Holmes High School after a bomb threat came in on social media, school officials said. (FOX19 NOW/Shawn Lanier)
Carlos "Mikey" Vanderpool was charged with Terroristic Threatening Friday (SOURCE: Kenton County Detention Center/Provided) Carlos "Mikey" Vanderpool was charged with Terroristic Threatening Friday (SOURCE: Kenton County Detention Center/Provided)
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

An arrest was made after Covington Independent Schools received a bomb threat made over social media, district officials said.

Police said Carlos "Mikey" Vanderpool, 18, confessed to the crime and has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 1st degree, a Class C Felony and lodged in to the Kenton County Detention Center. 

The girls basketball game scheduled for tonight between Holmes and Ryle will take place as scheduled starting at 6 p.m., according to Covington Independent Schools. Saturday activities such as ACT testing, middle school and elementary basketball games and Saturday school will continue as scheduled as well.

“Although the threat was vague and anonymous, safety is of paramount importance and I will always err on the side of caution,’’ Superintendent Alvin Garrison said in a prepared statement.  "The safety of our students and staff comes first. ‘’

While school officials did not elaborate on the specific threat, a Facebook posting states "holmes high school gonna be blown up tomorrow i promise you."

A parent, Kamerron Barber, said she received an automated call from school district that Covington Independent Schools were closed "due to safety reasons." She was upset it did not explain why.

“It’s scary. I don’t want to send my son to school on Monday. They are not telling us anything," she complained. "I am concerned for everyone going to school. It’s really scary with everything going on in the world with terrorism and shootings.”

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