Wayne County Middle School in Monticello, Kentucky was placed on a soft lockdown today after the school’s administration was made aware of a bomb threat by a student at the school. The threat claimed the student had a bomb in a backpack. The threat was made on Bluetooth Sharing a cell phone app that only goes out to anyone with the same app and in close proximity to the sender. Several students received the threat at the school.
At 8:19 am Wayne County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy Tommy Spencer was dispatch to the middle school. Immediately after the initial call, multiple units from the sheriff’s office, Monticello Police Department, Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Resources arrived on the scene. All students were placed in the school’s gymnasium for their safety per the school’s protocell. A search of the school building including bomb sniffing K-9 unit with Kentucky State Police was conducted. No dangerous materials were found.
Several students were interviewed by the sheriff’s office and school administrators which led them back to one of the students which admitted to making the threat. All other student was allowed to return to their classrooms at 11:40 am.
The thirteen-year-old student was taken into custody by Deputy Cody Neal and was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing. The student was transported to the Adair County Youth Development Center. The juvenile will appear in Wayne County District Juvenile Court Wednesday January 29, 2020.