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An Eminence student is being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.
According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, Post 5, KSP responded to Eminence High School after the school administrators learned about an alleged threat made against students there. "Preliminary investigation by the Kentucky State Police has determined that a male student has been identified as making the threats and was taken into custody from his residence and subsequently lodged in a juvenile detention facility upon an order from Henry County District Court," the release said.
EHS Principal Steve Frommeyer said he couldn't say much about the situation, but said the students at the school were never in any danger as the student making the threats was not in school that day. The threat, he said, was made via text message, and was serious enough that the school took immediate action.
"In today's world, we have to be a little more diligent than in the past, and we certainly are never, ever going to take any chance with the safety of our students, so we did what we needed to do," he said.
He said the students who received the threat were fine today and going about a normal day.
KSP's investigation continues with help from the Henry County Attorney's office and the Court Designated Workers office. Criminal charges are pending.