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