Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

UPDATE – Fourth Bomb Threat Shuts Down North Middle and Longest

bomb3

GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/19/13) – In an all too familiar scene today, March 19, 2013, main highways were blocked by police cars, fire trucks and every type of emergency vehicle one can imagine, all jamming a school parking lot. Anxious parents stood behind barricades with troubled expressions.

Today at approximately 11:00 AM, Muhlenberg North Middle School was the site of the county's fourth bomb threat since March 4th. Once again, a written bomb threat was found in a school restroom. Yesterday, a similar note resulted in the evacuation of Muhlenberg South Middle School.
 
School safety Director Micky Strader said in today's incident, "A student found the note and gave it to a teacher, after which the board of education and law enforcement were contacted. Those that are writing these threats have no idea of the man hours spent by the Kentucky State Police, the Greenville and Central City Police, the Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Department, EMS and the various fire departments. They just think it's a prank."
 
Today's incident was the first time a note was found in a girls' bathroom stall, but Kentucky State Police spokesman Sargent Dean Patterson told SurfKY News, "That does not necessarily rule out a male as a suspect. We cleared the elementary and middle schools, conducted a visual search and used two K-9s, and nothing suspicious was found."
 
According to Patterson, today's threat caused police investigating yesterday's bomb threat to have to stop and help coordinate the evacuation and search of Muhlenberg North Middle School.
 
"The burden on personnel is something those doing this just don't consider. Other things will happen that require law or fire department staffs. Or responders could even be injured in a crash trying to get to what they think is a bomb threat." Patterson added.
 
One official noted that another thing those responsible don't consider is that many low income students were forced to go without lunch today, since police were busy searching the school.
 
School officials, law enforcement, and parents are all beginning to show signs of aggravation. Numerous parents stood near the school blockades in the Copper Creek Shopping Center parking lot, anxiously waiting for any information. Some complained that because of the cool weather students should have been placed on a bus, rather than made to stand out in the cold in an area behind the school.
 
Others said they are ready to consider homeschooling their children rather than to continue going through what has become a far too common event in area schools.


bomb5 

Officials did say they have some "good leads" regarding yesterday's bomb threat while emphasizing they have no reason to believe that any of the four incidents are connected in any way. Officials also stressed that these "pranks" are all Class C felonies.
 
As a result of the March 8th bomb threat at the West Campus Kristopher Caleb Robinson, 18 of Drakesboro, KY, who is a student at the school, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree (Class C Felony)
 
A local youth has also been charged in the March 4th bomb threat at the Muhlenberg County East Campus. and was, charged with one count of Terroristic Threatening (1st Degree, Class C Felony) and one count of Terroristic Threatening (3rd Degree, Class A Misdemeanor).
 
Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is urged to contact the KSP at 1-270-676-3313 or toll-free, in Kentucky, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Paul McRee

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,387.21
-291.49 (-1.65%)    
2 S&P 2,029.55
-27.54 (-1.34%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,681.50
-90.27 (-1.89%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Nominations Being Accepted to the HCC Board of Directors

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/27/15) — Nominations to the Hopkinsville Community College Board of Directors are now being… Read More

HCC's Literary Magazine Invites Submissions

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/27/15) — Hopkinsville Community College's literary magazine, The Round Table, will be accepting… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8971

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7249

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 6467

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 6025

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 5763

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 5020

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 21, 2015 4936

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4597

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 4210

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 22, 2015 3751

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 26, 2015 4210

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 26, 2015 3360

Man Goes to Jail after Allegedly Attacking Family

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 3053

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 26, 2015 2308

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 2272

Madisonville Post Welcomes New Troopers

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
January 26, 2015 2060

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in General News For All Sites by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 26, 2015 1965

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 26, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 26, 2015 1822

Kentucky Highway Crews Prepared for Snow into the…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 26, 2015 1756

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Circuit Clerk's Office
January 26, 2015 1496

McClearn Remains Optimistic I-69 Signs up Between…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss