Heavily armed Kentucky man arrested after threats that shut down school system

Dylan Jarrell, charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening. (Photo: Shelby County Detention Center)

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WDKY) — Kentucky State Police arrested a suspect in connection to a "high potential" threat that led to an entire county closing schools Friday.

Troopers say 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell was arrested Thursday for terroristic threatening and harassing communications. Jarrell's arrest citation says he was a suspect in a school shooting threat, and he admitted to making the threats. After investigators searched his phone, they found evidence about school threats.

Investigators discovered a firearm, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack in Jarrell's possession.

In a Facebook post early Friday morning, Anderson County Schools said classes would be canceled because of a credible threat of violence. The post says administrators were contacted by Kentucky State Police regarding a "high potential" threat. The threats also affected neighboring Shelby county.

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