UPDATE: BGPD, WCPS respond to false Moss Middle School shooting report

Authorities still looking for caller

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Monday morning at 7:45 a.m., Bowling Green Police say they received a phone call announcing a shooting took place at Warren County Public School’s Moss Middle School.

Officers responded immediately, walking through both Moss Middle School and neighboring school Jennings Creek Elementary School.

BGPD determined there was no threat after scoping out the schools and speaking to administration.

Police say the call came from a ‘9-1-1 only phone’, so geographical location tracing is not available. Authorities further stated the caller is an unknown male juvenile.

Warren County Public Schools has issued the following statement regarding a false report of a shooting at Moss Middle School:

“As always, the safety of our students is our top priority and communication with our parents/guardians is critical as we continue to work together to serve our students. This morning, the Bowling Green Police Department was contacted by a male juvenile on a 911-only phone to indicate an emergency at the school. The BGPD responded with officers on location at the school and conducted an immediate investigation. According to BGPD, the investigating officers have determined there is no threat. The officers remain on the scene working with district and school leaders as they continue their investigative work. Again, per BGPD, there is no information to suggest an emergency situation occurred at the school.”

BGPD stated, “Officers will be at this location walking the area to ensure students are safe.” In addition, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office stated this is believed to be “an isolated incident and there is no current threat.”

As of around 4:40 p.m. Monday, BGPD stated they have charged a juvenile with second-degree terroristic threatening.