Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny, Jr. and Director of Schools Grant Swallows want to make the public aware of an arrest made on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., Morrison School Resource Officer Jason Fowler was notified by school personnel that a student had informed her about a threat of mass violence made by an 8th grade student. Officer Fowler immediately identified students who were witnesses, or had information regarding the threat, for the purpose of identifying the student who made the threat. After a complete investigation and consulting with the District Attorney General’s office, the student making the threat was charged.
The student appeared before Juvenile Court Judge Ryan J. Moore, in an emergency hearing and the child was placed in juvenile custody, with a hearing set for December 5th, 2022.
“I want to again call attention to the fact that the Warren County School District does not tolerate the use of threatening language,” said Dr. Grant Swallows, Director of Schools. “The work of our school personnel, our SRO’s, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department has been exemplary in keeping our schools safe. The fact that this type of language is being used is concerning but also means that our schools and the safety procedures are working. I also appreciate our students for being diligent to say what they see. We want everyone to understand that there are consequences for what is said verbally, in writing, or written electronically.”