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Students threatened with knife at Shelby Co. High School, suspect in custody

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SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A student at Shelby County High School was taken into custody Monday after using a knife to threaten other students in a classroom, according the Shelby County sheriff and a spokesman for Shelby County Public Schools.

School spokesman Ryan Allen said the suspect is under the age of 16 and to his knowledge had no prior involvement with the students who were threatened.

The school was not placed on lockdown. Allen said a school resource officer reacted immediately to diffuse the incident, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center.

The parents of students at the high school were notified about the incident by recorded phone messages. The parents of the students who were threatened were notified directly.

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