Meade County High School will transition to virtual learning for Thursday after a shooting threat was directed to the school, according to the Meade County School District.
The district sent out a message to students, staff and parents at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday informing them that the district received a school shooting threat directed towards the high school. The district along with the Brandenburg City Police and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the threat.
“Due to the timing of this event and our district’s priority of student and staff safety, Meade County High School will transition to virtual learning for Thursday, December 9th to give law enforcement agencies and school administration more time to thoroughly investigate this issue,” the message on Facebook read.
All of the other schools in the district will report to school like normal.
The high school is not the first school in the area to receive a threat this week. On Wednesday morning, Stuart Pepper Middle School in Braedenburg received a shooting threat.
The school district said students were never in any danger, but it increased police presence on campus as well as other schools in the district.