2 teens face charges after separate threats against Paducah Tilghman High School

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two Paducah Tilghman High School students face charges of third-degree terrorist threatening after police say they made threats against the high school in separate incidents.

Early Tuesday morning, the Paducah Police Department’s School Resource Officer at PTHS was made aware of a threat a student made during class Monday to “shoot this place up.”

The officer investigated and a 14-year-old girl was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening through the Court
Designated Workers’ office. She was released to her guardian.

The officer later was told about a separate incident that happened Tuesday morning in which another student made statements about “shooting up” an upcoming school event. Detectives responded and investigated. The CDW was
contacted and told detectives to cite the 14-year-old male student and release him to his guardian.

Investigators spoke with the juveniles’ guardians and were told that the juveniles did not have access to firearms.

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