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Police, school officials investigate bomb threat at Bullitt Central High School

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Parents of students at Bullitt Central High School have a big decision to make after a note was found, threatening to turn the school to rubble on Friday.

Should they send their kids to school that day?

The discovery was made around noon Wednesday. A note written on a toilet paper holder in a boys restroom at Bullitt Central said the school would be blown up on Friday. Stunned students were told two hours later in an announcement just before the end of school.

"I was shocked and I didn't expect that stuff to happen here because we never get any of that," senior Drew Downs said.

"We've never had anything like that happen here that I know of," said Bullitt Central High School junior Olivia Lile.

Police -- including an LMPD K-9 team -- were immediately called in to investigate and the district notified parents.

"An email went out early this afternoon to those who subscribe to the school website, and that's the vast majority of folks," District spokesman Eric Farris says. "Plus the school has a website and Facebook posting of course."

Farris says there's no reason to believe this is anything but a hoax. Still, he says the district takes all threats seriously so security will be upgraded from now through at least Friday. Students we talked with say they plan to be here.

"I don't think anything's going to happen. I think it was just a prank that went too far," says student Christian Frank.

"I kind of think it's a joke that someone did because of all of the bomb threatening that's been going on," junior Livia Lile said. "But, someone's being dumb, it's kind of a dumb joke. I don't know, I'm not really scared because I know proper precautions are being taken because it's not something to mess with."

The district says it hopes students and parents don't give into what's believed to be nothing more than an idle threat. The next step is figuring out who did it.

District spokesperson Eric Farris says expulsion would likely only be the beginning for the punishment for the culprit.

He says criminal charges are likely and there could even be civil damages for the expenses incurred by the district and police departments.

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