Letcher County Central High School was closed temporarily this morning after school officials learned of a possible “threat,” but is expected to reopen soon.
Letcher Schools Supt. Tony Sergent said all Letcher Central students were safe this morning while officials investigated the possible threat.
“Everything is fine,” said Sergent. “Everyone is safe. It’s essentially just a comment made to another student. It got back to us.”
Sergent said he was notified of the comment at 6:35 a.m. Whitesburg police officers were dispatched to inspect the LCCHS campus. Students already at the high school were loaded onto buses and taken to the old Whitesburg High School campus. Other buses were directed to the WHS campus.
Sergent said it is part of the district’s emergency plan to keep students out of the building when an incident occurs. All threats must be checked out, he said.
“You have to be careful,” said Sergent.
Letcher Central Principal Stephen Boggs said students were still waiting in school buses parked in front of the old high school as of 8:50 a.m., but would be returned to the school as soon as the building was officially cleared.