LICK CREEK, Ky. — An incident at East Ridge High School, which we reported to you yesterday, has sparked outrage on social media, after videos and pictures were posted to Facebook. However, Kentucky State Police says the comments attached to the video are not accurate and are causing confusion. On Monday, police were called to the school for an assault complaint. Upon arrival, police were shown a video of an attack that took place inside the school. A juvenile was then charged with fourth-degree assault. He was not taken to jail, because the charge is a misdemeanor. Two days later, police returned to the school … this time when the victim of the assault allegedly made threats against the entire school. Police found evidence of the threats on an electronic device. That student was arrested and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, which is a felony. He was taken to the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center because he is charged with a felony offense. According to police, the second student was wearing the same outfit both days, which is what caused the confusion.
The school released a statement Friday, saying the safety of students is its highest priority. It further states that no weapon was ever found, and no students were in danger at any time.