An investigation is ongoing at Harlan High School concerning alleged threats made at school by a student Thursday.
Harlan City Police Chief Mike Thomas confirmed to the Enterprise on Friday that the investigation is ongoing about the alleged incident. Thomas said it is possible that the situation is a result of bullying that may have occurred against a male student.
Thomas would not confirm the specific threat made, but did confirm that a specific person was not targeted.
Thomas said the student suspected of the threat has been charged with terroristic threatening. He declined to give the age of the student, stating the student is juvenile status.
In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Principal C.D. Morton told parents that he “wanted to take a moment and let you know about a situation here at school involving threatening comments made by one of our students.”
Morton, in the letter, said “First and foremost, I want you to know that we take all threats very seriously and work hard to ensure our students are coming to a safe place each and every day. The safety of your child is of the utmost importance to the entire staff at Harlan Middle/High School.”
Morton said the school, when necessary, will utilize the automated calling system and local media outlets to communicate with parents.