One in custody after fight and threat at NKY high school

One in custody after fight and threat at NKY high school
(FOX19 NOW file)

FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - One juvenile is in custody following a fight and reported threat at Highlands High School, according to Fort Thomas police.

Authorities responded to the fight at the school Monday.

"An investigation was initiated into what precipitated the fight and what occurred after the fight," police said in a press release Wednesday. "Upon further investigation it was reported that a possible threat was made toward the school."

It's not clear if the unidentified suspect is a student at the school.

The nature of the threat was not revealed, but police say it has not been corroborated nor substantiated.

Fort Thomas police say the school district is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

The department plans to increase patrols in and around the school "for the immediate future," according to Detective Adam Noe.

The following letter was emailed to parents by the district:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Earlier this week we had an altercation between two students after heated online communication.  The student who attacked the other is not at school; however, there have been numerous rumors of threats from others.  These are just that—rumors.  Highlands High School, the school district, and the Fort Thomas Police Department have investigated every rumor and have found no substantiation of any threat, either online or in person.  The school has continued to encourage students to provide any information regarding these rumors, but have not received anything beyond students saying they heard from other students who heard from other students, etc.  As a parent, I understand your concerns, but we have no credible evidence of any threat.  The Fort Thomas Police will be at the school tomorrow just to ensure everyone feels safe. Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information.  Thank you.

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