Extra police at Dixie Heights High due to threat

Police investigate threat at Dixie Heights HS

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (FOX19) - Extra police will be at Dixie Heights High School Friday after a threat on social media put parents, students and school officials on alert.

Police in Edgewood said they began investigating a threat Thursday that was posted on Snapchat toward Dixie Heights High School.

So far, the threat does not appear to be credible, but additional patrols will be at the school as a precaution as the investigation continues, police said early Friday.

School officials notified parents by phone about the threat Thursday night, police said.

Police said as they continued to investigate the following details came to light

  • Female juvenile #1 sent a message to another student falsely accusing female juvenile #2 of planning to shoot up the school during lunch on Monday or Tuesday.
  • The student who received the message from female juvenile #1 copied the message and posted it to social media.
  • Once that message hit social media, it was reposted numerous times by multiple individuals, some of whom added additional commentary.
  • Female juvenile #3, who is the sister of female juvenile #1 made a social media post threatening bodily harm to female juvenile #2.
  • This situation seems to stem from an ongoing dispute between female juvenile #1 and female juvenile #2.
  • The investigation has yielded no evidence that female juvenile #2 made any threats to Dixie Heights H.S. or any of its students, faculty, or staff.

Authorities said juveniles #1 and #3 will be charged in juvenile court likely on charges for falsely reporting an incident, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

“We would like to thank the faculty and staff of Dixie Heights H.S. and officials from the Kenton County School District for their cooperation in this matter,” Edgewood Police Department said in a release Friday.

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