Police called to East Jessamine High School for reported threat

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, October 27, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A letter from East Jessamine High School Principal Chris Hawboldt was sent out to members of the East Jessamine High School Jaguar family, notifying them of an incident at the high school today.

A written threat was discovered on the wall of a bathroom stall.

Following plans set forth as part of the school’s safety protocol, students remained in their classroom through the end of the class period until the threat was identified.

Email newsletter signup

Additional police officers were brought to the school and assisted with monitoring all activity through the end of the school day.

According to the letter, students and staff were never in danger, and there was no disruption to learning time.

The letter said the school is thankful for its partnership with the Nicholasville Police Department and their assistance and vigilance in ensuring the safety of students and staff are valued. It also thanked students for reporting the threat in a timely.