Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 18, 2013

13 West Carter students charged for bomb, gun threats

OLIVE HILL — Police have charged 13 students in connection with a rash of bomb and gun threats at West Carter High School.

Some or all may face time behind bars and the school district probably will initiate expulsion proceedings against them, a school official said Thursday.

The 13, all students at West Carter, are under 18 so their names are not being released. Principal John Baumgardner said five of them had been detained by police after their arrests and by Thursday afternoon all of them had been released to their parents’ custody.

At least those five, who have been charged with felonies, probably will face expulsion proceedings, he said. The school board will make that decision.

“We want to see students held accountable for their actions and we intend to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law,” Baumgardner said.

The charges follow a series of four bomb and gun threats that started Jan. 9 and each time resulted in the school being either evacuated or locked down.

The district held an assembly Wednesday for middle- and high-school students to review the consequences of making such threats.

West Carter is one of two area schools plagued by threats in the past week. Two threats at Greenup County High School resulted in that school being evacuated once and locked down a second time. Police have arrested a 17-year-old student and charged him in those threats.

MIKEā€ˆJAMES can be reached at mjames@dailyindependent.com or

(606) 326-2652.

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