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KSP Charge Juvenile in Reference to Bomb Threats at South Hopkins Middle School

Date of News Release: 12/17/2015

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) - KSP Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh has charged a juvenile in reference to the bomb threats that occurred at South Hopkins Middle School on Friday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 16.

On Thursday, December 17, at approximately 2:52 p.m., Det. Kavanaugh charged the juvenile with two counts of Complicity to Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree (Class D Felony). The juvenile was cited and released to the custody of a parent.

The investigation is continuing by the KSP. MPD Officer Bob Couchman is assisting Det. Kavanaugh with the investigation.

Original News Release Below:


KSP Investigating Threat at Middle School

Date of News Release: 12/11/2015

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a bomb threat that occurred at South Hopkins Middle School.

On Friday, December 11, at approximately 9:13 a.m., the KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department in reference to a bomb threat that was phoned-in to South Hopkins Middle School located on Hopkinsville Road in Nortonville. Moments earlier, the school had received a phone call advising that there was a bomb inside the school. School administrators immediately started the evacuation and contacted law enforcement.

A KSP Special Operations Branch K-9 responded and assisted law enforcement officials with a search of the school. Nothing was located and the school was rendered clear. At that time, students and faculty were allowed to reenter the school.

The investigation is continuing by the KSP. Anyone with information concerning this investigation, is urged to contact the KSP at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous.

The KSP Special Operations Section, The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, the South Hopkins Fire Department, Medical Center Ambulance Service, and Hopkins County EMA assisted at the scene.