In Boone County, five students are facing charges after making threats towards schools.
Boone County Sheriff Michael Helmig said that charges against five students involved Cooper, Conner, and Boone County High Schools, as well as Ockerman and R.A. Jones Middle Schools. The students are charged with terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct.
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This morning, Boone County Police reported that yet another threat was made at Conner High School this morning in which a student gave a handwritten note to a teacher, indicating that a bomb was going to go off at 1:00 p.m. That student later said he did it in retaliation to other students bullying him.
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Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser said she has talked with Fort Thomas Police to help students feel safe in their learning environments.
"Our students should be focused on learning and we will do everything we can to ensure that they feel safe here,” she said. “No child should have to go to school in fear. That has always been our top priority. With the recent tragic events that have occurred, we feel more emboldened to cultivate a climate in our schools that is free from danger so that our students can continue to thrive."
Fort Thomas Police Chief, Mike Daly, echoed Cheser's sentiments.
"Our police force knows this community and we want to make sure that our residents know that we want an open dialogue with them," he said. "We will continue to work with the schools in Fort Thomas to help them keep our schools as the best in the state and focused on learning."
A joint statement from Fort Thomas Independent Schools and the Fort Thomas Police Department was issued to elaborate further.
That statement, in part, read: