Administrators at the Johnson County School District released a statement Monday evening detailing the threat, which was deemed Tuesday morning not to be credible after Kentucky State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies and Paintsville Police Department officers responded to the high school to ensure students’ safety.

“We received notification of graffiti written on a restroom wall containing a possible threat to Johnson Central High School,” Superintendent Thom Cochran said in the statement. “Upon investigation, we have found no credibility in that threat.”

Cochran said that, as an added measure of security, administrators chose to temporarily increase police presence at the school in order to ensure student safety.

“However, as an added measure, we have worked with the authorities to temporarily add additional law enforcement at (JCHS) who will work with our existing safety resource officer to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” Cochran said.

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