Darren Doyle, story:
Brian Alexander, Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools, has released a statement regarding a school threat in Tennessee. Rumors surrounding the threat resulted in calls to his office, which prompted the following statement:
"Edmonson County Schools has received information that on Monday, 10/16/23, a threat was made in Tennessee toward a school. The school that was threatened bears a similar name to a school in a county which adjoins Edmonson County, KY. Over the last two days, this threat has made its rounds on social media and may have affected other school districts surrounding Edmonson County. Two arrests have been made in Tennessee from this social media post."
"Late yesterday evening and through today, we have received calls about this threat and Edmonson County Schools. We have NO evidence that there have been any threats toward any of our schools in any way. We have done our due diligence with increased law enforcement from Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, Brownsville City Police, and KSP. These law enforcement agencies have also done walk-throughs within our schools. However, there is absolutely no evidence that this event from Tennessee has any bearing on our schools and school district."
"If there were any credibility to a connection, we would act and move forward in an appropriate manner according to action plans the school district has in place."
"We appreciate your trust in Edmonson County Schools. The safety of our students and our staff is always our first concern."
Superintendent, Edmonson County Schools