Intruder arrested at Henry County High

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By Christopher Brooke

A 43-year-old Turners Station man was arrested today, Oct. 24, at Henry County High School at approximately 10 a.m. by the school resource officer for possession of a weapon and meth and public intoxication, according to authorities and school officials.

“An individual was seen attempting to enter Henry County High School earlier today,” according to a public statement made by Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Terry Price. “When he could not enter through the locked doors near the auditorium, he made his way to the main entrance of the school, where he was immediately recognized by the school resource officer as an individual with an active arrest warrant.”

Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Jamiel arrested the individual, who was at the time unarmed, without incident, and removed the man from the school grounds, according to Price and information from police. 

“At no time was he in direct contact with any students,” Price said. “After he was taken into custody, his vehicle was searched and a knife was found in the vehicle.”

Authorities indicated the matter was quickly resolved.

“The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us and we assure you that at no time were any students in any danger as a result of this incident, therefore the school was not placed on lockdown,” Price said.

Authorities identify the man as Jason Daniel Webster, 43, of Turners Station. He faces charges of violation of the Kentucky emergency protective order, public intoxication on a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, meth.

Webster was taken to Oldham County Jail where he awaits his first court appearance.