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PMS Student Charged after Reported Threat in Class
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah Middle School student was removed from class Monday and charged by police after a reported threat.

According to a press release from Paducah Public Schools, the student made verbal threats during afternoon classes. When the threat was reported to administrators, the teen was removed from class, student statements were taken and the incident was reported to the Paducah Police Department.

A press release from police says they came to the school just after noon. They learned that several students and a teacher heard the boy say he would bring a gun to school and shoot people who were telling him to be quiet.

The student was charged with 2nd-degree terroristic threatening and was taken to the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Facility.

School officials say that after investigating, police said it was safe for students to attend classes on Tuesday. Parents and guardians were notified of the threat by the school district's automated messaging system. 

District policy says that any pupil who threatens, assaults, batters or abuses another pupil shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion.

Published 06:31 PM, Monday Feb. 10, 2020
Updated 08:37 AM, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020

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