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Second threatening note found at Campbellsville High School

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There was no direct threat to any students or staff; Campbellsville Police are investigating each threat

By The Staff

 

A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week. 

Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith. 

The one discovered on Tuesday afternoon was discovered in an upstairs female restroom at Campbellsville High School, according to a release from the school district. This message was written on a piece of toilet paper in the restroom. The note read "Cville will be next", which is nearly identical to the threatening note discovered last Friday which stated "Cville is next." 

There is no indication as of yet if the messages were left by the same student. However, Smith said that district and law enforcement officials are investigating the situation by reviewing surveillance footage to see which students entered the particular restroom during the time frame in which it is believed the message was written. 

"The safety of all CIS students and staff members is always a top priority, and we do not take that lightly," Smith wrote in a statement. 

Smith also urged parents and others to be patient as these investigations can take some time. He said that whoever is responsible for the message will face appropriate punishment when the investigation is completed. 

Students and parents who have information about the messages are urged to contact school administrators by calling the Board of Education office at (270) 465-4162 or the CHS office at (270) 465-8774. 

A similar incident occurred last Friday when law enforcement responded to the school after a message was written in a bathroom stall. That incident is still under investigation, according to Smith, as school and law enforcement officials try to determine when the message was written. 

There has been an extra law enforcement presence at the schools since Friday, according to Smith, in order to ensure student and faculty/staff safety. 

No more details are available at the current time but will be released as they are made available. 

A full story regarding school safety in Taylor County with interviews from Smith and Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook will be in the printed edition of the Central Kentucky News-Journal on Thursday and online at www.cknj.com