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Valley High School student arrested following threat against school, faculty

The incident was reported about 8:30 a.m. Friday. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The incident was reported about 8:30 a.m. Friday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 17-year-old Valley High School student is facing charges for allegedly making threats against the school and faculty.

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Valley High School, located in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway, increased building security to Level 4 Friday morning as a result of what a JCPS spokeswoman described as an "external threat" that was made about 8:30 a.m.

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Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to the school and conducted an investigation. They arrested the male student and charged him with first- and-second-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal mischief.

The school resumed normal operations shortly after 10:30 a.m.

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Authorities emphasize that any and all threats made against schools and/or personnel will be taken seriously and investigated to the fullest extent possible with appropriate charges to follow.

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