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JCPS: Source identified behind threat at Ballard High School, all clear issued

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS officials say the source behind a threat at Ballard High School has been identified and an all clear has been issued.

Police went to Ballard High School after a report was received of an "unspecified threat," according to MetroSafe dispatchers.

Dispatchers say the report was received just after 12 p.m. Wednesday.

The school was on heightened alert, according to JCPS spokeswoman Bonnie Hackbarth.

Hackbarth says the person or persons responsible will be held accountable in accordance with the JCPS Code of Conduct.

"Everyone is safe, and our students were never in danger; however, we collaborated with JCPS Security and LMPD to implement safety checks and protocols. It is disheartening that these things are happening in schools, but please know that we will always act in the best interest of our students. Thank you for your patience and your trust in us," Hackbarth said in a released statement.

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