Schools to open as normal Thursday in Elizabethtown after threat deemed not credible
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students will go to school as normal Thursday in Elizabethtown, where class was called off Wednesday because of a threat.
Jon Ballard, the Superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools said the threat was deemed not credible after a police investigation. Ballard said he's therefore comfortable resuming normal school activities Thursday.
Late Wednesday afternoon, a school staff member found a note with references about a person hurting themselves and possibly others. At the time, Ballard said he didn't want to take any chances and made the decision to close all six of the district's schools.
"You can never say 'never here,'" he said. "You don't want to make that mistake, and we hope that chances are it would never have come to fruition, but that's not a chance we're willing to take."
As a precaution, additional police will be at schools Thursday.
Police are still investigating the threat. Anyone with additional information is urged to share it via the school district's tip line or by calling police.
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