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UPDATE: MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/10/19) 3:40 P.M. — Muhlenberg County Public Schools released an update via social media this afternoon regarding the investigation into an alleged threat regarding school violence at the school this morning.

The statement released by MCPS said a multi-agency investigation is ongoing and includes school staff, local law enforcement and Kentucky State Police. There were additional officers in place at the school buildings today in reaction to the threat.

"Student safety is a community effort. Appropriate social media use needs to be discussed in all homes. When unsettling or threatening posts are shared through social media, the message reaches a large number of people within a very short period of time and additional issues are created for authorities, which could impede their investigation. More importantly, fears and anxieties increase which create a culture of fear in our community," the post stated.

The post also asked that anyone that sees unsettling or threatening social media posts should report them to Muhlenberg Central Dispatch at (270) 338-2000 or to a school administrator.

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/10/19) — Muhlenberg County students should expect increased law enforcement on high school campuses through the end of the week due to a threat allegedly made on social media.

Muhlenberg County Public Schools reported law enforcement and school administration were made aware of the threat related to student safety early this morning.

As a result, a criminal investigation was launched, school officials reported this morning, to find the source of the threatening message.

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