Hickman County juvenile faces charges after social media threat

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(KBSI) – A Hickman County juvenile faces charges after the Kentucky State Police investigated a threat of school violence.

Troopers with the Kentucky State Police charged a Hickman County juvenile after investigating a threat of school violence.

Tuesday morning, administrators with the Hickman County School district were made aware of social media post authored by a juvenile student.

The social media post included disturbing statements directed to the school and school staff. An image of a firearm was attached to the post which heightened the concerns of staff, according to KSP.

The male juvenile faces one count of terroristic threatening, 1st degree.

He was released to a guardian after consultation with the Hickman County Court Designated Worker.

Troopers ask that families talk with their children regarding the dangers of posting threatening messages online.

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