A Bowling Green student was arrested after reportedly making a bomb threat Tuesday morning at the high school.
In an email to parents, Bowling Green City Schools Superintendent Francis Scruci said that on Tuesday morning, it was reported that an unsigned note was found in a high school classroom. A student gave the note to the teacher that read, “I planted a bomb.”
The high school administration notified the school resource officer and the Bowling Green Police Division, in addition to the district’s central office.
The high school immediately investigated, and it was determined that the student who handed the note to the teacher was in fact the author of the note and there was no credible threat, Scruci said.
“As the suspected student was confessing that the threat was false, we were preparing an evacuation of both the middle and high school buildings through a coordinated effort between the administrations of both buildings,” Scruci said.
The district has pressed charges and the student was arrested and removed from the building by the Bowling Green police, he said. In addition, the student will face an expulsion hearing, he said.
According to a BGPD lieutenant, a 16-year-old was charged with inducing panic.
“This is a good time to have a conversation with your children on the seriousness of these types of actions. Remind them, these actions come with severe consequences which include prosecution and expulsion from school,” Scruci said.