WARSAW, Ky. -- The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that they had identified the person responsible for sending a series of "creepy clown" shooting threats that led to parents pulling their children out of school on Tuesday. The did not publicize this suspect's identity.
Gallatin County Schools stepped up security Tuesday after receiving a “vague threat of violence” on Facebook the day before, and the sheriff's staff collaborated with the FBI and Homeland Security to search for the culprit. The names used in the Gallatin County messages have been used in other, similar threats across the country, according to Sheriff Josh Neale.
“The threat does not seem creditable (sic), but in order to ensure the safety of students and staff we take all threats seriously,” a district representative wrote on Facebook.
"If you get a message on your phone, you need to report it immediately" Sheriff Josh Neale @WCPO