HAZARD – Police arrested one person last week and charged him with threatening a student at a local high school.
Major James East with the Hazard Police Department responded to the school, which was not identified in an HPD press release, after a call was made to authorities reporting that a threat had been made to one of the students.
East noted in the release that the threat came from an unknown male who had threatened that he was coming to “Hazard” with a “machine gun.”
East contacted a mobile wireless carrier to determine where the call had originated, which led him to interview an individual identified as 19-year-old David Jordan Slone. East said Slone admitted to making the threat, and after receiving consent to search Slone’s phone, he found a text message in which Slone “asked to borrow a gun from his friend.”
Slone was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening because, East noted, the crime was committed “on school grounds by a student of the local high school while school was in session.”
He was scheduled for arraignment in Perry District Court on Monday.