The Boone County Sheriff’s Office and FBI Louisville are addressing an internet threat targeting schools in Kentucky and Arkansas.

Investigators said it came from outside the country, warning of something happening at unnamed schools in Kentucky and Arkansas.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said it is aware of the threat about a “possible school shooting” in Kentucky on Aug. 28 and in Arkansas on Aug. 29. The Sheriff’s Office said the threat is not specific.

“As many of you know, we have a School Resource Officer assigned to every public elementary, middle and high school throughout Boone County. Our SRO’s are aware of the alleged threat and will remain diligent at all times,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a post.

The Sheriff’s Office said it is monitoring the situation along with the FBI and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

A central Kentucky school district also released a statement concerning the threat.

Read statement from Bullitt County Schools

The district believes the threat came from a gaming chat room.

FBI Louisville said there is no evidence indicating the threat is credible but if anyone sees something suspicious online or in person, they should contact local law enforcement officers at 859-371-1234 or the FBI.


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