Threat closes Beechwood Independent Schools

Threat closes Beechwood Independent Schools
Fort Mitchell police are investigating a threatening message found in the bathroom at at Beechwood High School. (Source: Mike Woeste)

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (FOX19) - Beechwood Independent Schools in Fort Mitchell are closed Friday due to a threatening message found on a bathroom wall, Fort Mitchell police confirm.

The message was found at the high school Thursday night, so police say school district officials are taking precautions.

“This impacts all of our schools because we are on one campus,” Superintendent Mike Stacy wrote us in an email.

School just started for the year on Wednesday.

Superintendent Mike Stacy said he does not consider this a direct threat.

“We had no reason to consider this a direct threat to the institution or any specific child; however, safety is our number one concern for all of our staff and students. Please know that a thorough investigation is ongoing by school officials and local law enforcement. This behavior will not be tolerated at Beechwood Independent Schools,” he said.

The campus was reopened at 2:35 p.m. on Friday with additional security as an added precaution.

“While closing school or shutting down the campus is never easy, we will always choose precaution over risk when it comes to the safety of our children,” Stacy said.

The investigation is ongoing by school officials and law enforcement.

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