For the second time in less than a week, Corbin Police were called to investigate alleged threats made by a Corbin student.
Corbin High School’s Resource Officer William Rose was notified about 10 a.m. Tuesday after a student had allegedly made a threat.
“Another kid said he was going to bring a gun to school,” said Chief Rusty Hedrick when asked of the nature of the threat.
“There was never any weapon on site,” said Superintendent Dave Cox noting there was never any imminent danger to students.
Cox said another student heard the comment and reported it to a teacher.
A notification was sent out Tuesday morning to parents concerning the threat, adding that Corbin Police had been contacted.
Hedrick said criminal charges were filed against the student.
An investigation by police last Friday led to charges being filed against two Corbin Elementary School students after they were reportedly overheard making threats during school
“It was nothing specific,” said Superintendent Dave Cox explaining that another student overheard the comment and told a teacher.
The incident was referred to Corbin School Resource Officer Mike Bisschop and the Court Designated worker. After consulting with Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons, it was determined that charges should be filed.
Cox said the incident occurred at approximately 10:50 a.m. and that a notification was sent out to parents just after 11 a.m.
“There was never a lockdown or anything,” Cox said.
“There was never any imminent danger,” he added noting that classes continued as scheduled.
Corbin Elementary houses third and fourth grades in the Corbin Independent Schools.
Students are typically eight and nine years old.
Cox said faculty and staff are working to educate students that such statements are not a joking matter and will be taken seriously.
“It is like at an airport, there are just some things you can’t say in jest,” Cox said.