Sammy McKinsley Jr.

Sammy McKinsley Jr. (Source: Bullitt County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville teen has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to carry out a school shooting at Bullitt Central High School.

According to the Shepherdsville Police Department, police got a tip Thursday night that 18-year-old Sammy McKinsley Jr. made the threat on Instagram. That threat read in part, "Me n my 38 taken a trip to bullitt central n ets on my momma [EXPLETIVE] erybody dawg I'm rdy  merk [EXPLETIVE] [EXPLETIVE] whateva [EXPLETIVE] anymore"

He added: "I got cash for who's tryin take me to bullitt cnettral toma"

Police say a family member and a friend of McKinsley's were able to confirm that the Instagram account did belonged to McKinsley.

At midnight, McKinsley was arrested and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening. He is currently being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

Police say they had extra officers at Bullitt Central High School Friday as a precaution.

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