Parents notified of BCHS threat

BROOKSVILLE — Parents of students in the Bracken County School District were notified of an unsubstantiated threat made at the Bracken County High School Tuesday, officials said.

Bracken County Schools Superintendent Jeff Aulick said sometime after lunch on Tuesday, a student notified BCHS administrators that they had overheard another student making a threat against the school.

Aulick did not go into details about the alleged threat.

“So far it’s been unsubstantiated,” Aulick said. “Administration notified authorities and they are currently investigating.”

According to Aulick, the Bracken County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police were notified of the alleged threat.

“Anytime something happens, we always notify the local and state police,” he said. “It’s just what we’ve always done.”

Aulick said he appreciates the student coming forward.

“We have great kids in Bracken County,” he said. “They heard something and they went to the administration. That’s what needs to be done. We have several resources to keep our students safe; we have drills, a school resource officer and our students know what needs to be done in a situation like this. We’re blessed.”

Aulick said law enforcement will continue to investigate the threat.