JCPS: Fern Creek High School attendance low following threat

JCPS: Fern Creek High School attendance low following threat
(Source: Twitter)
(Source: Twitter)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Attendance at Fern Creek High School was counted at 52 percent Monday following a social media post regarding the school, according to Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Allison Martin.

Martin said attendance is usually at 90 percent.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said police were working with Jefferson County Public Schools on the investigation. The threat originated on social media, police confirmed.

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In a letter on Sunday, Fern Creek Principal Nate Meyer said there will be extra law enforcement on campus Monday and the security level will be raised to Security Level 3. "This means students can go from class to class but other hall traffic is restricted for students, parents and visitors," the letter stated.

The letter continued to say that safety was the "highest priority" and "we will continue to follow JCPS' strict protocol to ensure our school and our students and staff are safe."

The original post, which appears to be from Instagram, stated: "There will be a shooting at Fern Creek High School on Monday. Please please do not disregard this message." The post further asked people to "spread the word," urging students to share with parents and friends.

The message gained momentum quickly on Saturday night and spread to other social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter.

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