Covington police: 'No longer an active threat' against Holmes High School

Covington police: 'No longer an active threat' against Holmes High School

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Covington police received information Sunday regarding a threat made toward Holmes High School through social media.

"These threats were very serious in nature," a statement from police reads.

Around 3 p.m., police were able to identify a juvenile suspect and that person was taken into custody. The juvenile is being held at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Facility and faces a charge of terroristic threatening.

"We are confident that there is no longer an active threat against the school or its students, faculty or staff, and that there are no other individuals involved in this threat," the police statement goes on to say.

Covington Independent Public Schools released this statement:

Covington Independent Public Schools was made aware of a threat to Holmes High School this morning. Covington police were notified immediately. We cooperated with police throughout the day. This evening police made an arrest in the matter. A juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening. We are thankful for the quick work of our police department as school safety is our priority. Have a good evening and we will see everyone at school tomorrow.

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