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UPDATE: Tuesday Evening

Paducah Police arrested a McCracken County man after Tuesday morning’s bomb threat at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  

Harry D. Thurby Jr., 57, has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.

Classes were delayed Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School after a bomb threat, according to Marshall County Schools spokesman Russ Buchanan.

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After the third bomb threat in as many school days, police have arrested two 18-year-old Calloway County High School seniors.

Shelby L. Scott and Kelsea D. Roberts, both from Almo, are charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, a class D felony.

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UPDATE From Calloway County Schools: 12:25

Calloway Middle School has been cleared by Law Enforcement and students are expected to return to the building in the next few minutes.

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Calloway County High students are back in the classroom this afternoon following an evacuation in response to a bomb threat found written on the wall of one of the school's bathrooms. 

The Southern Illinoisan

The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.

Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene. 

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Law Enforcement agencies are investigating two bomb threats in as many school days at Calloway County High School. School officials evacuated students around noon Monday and locked down the nearby middle school. Kentucky State Trooper First Class Jay Thomas says the threats were on notes left in a girl’s bathroom.

Middle School Students Arrested for Bomb Threat

Oct 11, 2012

The Hopkinsville Police Department has arrested two 13-year-olds and charged them with terroristic threatening for writing a bomb threat note at North Drive Middle School. Police arrested the boys yesterday afternoon after a teacher and a student found the note in the school hallway. Both confessed to school staff on scene and again at the Hopkinsville Police Department.

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The man who held a bus full of Henry County students hostage with a bomb threat this morning is undergoing a mental evaluation. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew says 26 year old Steven Decker boarded the bus during a stop on Guthrie Road. He told the bus driver he had a gun and a bomb and demanded $25 thousand  in cash. Belew says the bus driver called 9-1-1 during the incident. He says,

Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12

Mar 27, 2012
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