3 juveniles now charged after knives found during Hazard Middle School threat

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 9/13/19:

Many calls go to Hazard City Police daily but one from the local middle school does not happen often.

Officials say Thurday Hazard Middle School's resource officer noticed quickly that something was not right.

"He had discovered a potential harm of children at Hazard Middle School," says Hazard City Police Deputy Chief James East.

When police arrived at the school they found three students involved in a potential threat.

"It was a substantiated threat and that is where we began our investigation," East explained.

Upon further investigation, officers collected weapons on school property.

"There were two knives that were handed over to me as evidence," adds East.

Thanks to the quick reaction from school officials and law enforcement everything was soon under control.

"Following policies and procedures and the safety trainings we have had in the past played a big part in how we handled this situation," said Hazard Independent School's Superintendent Sondra Combs.

Officials hope everyone learns something from this scare and applies it to any future situations.

"If you hear something, if you see something, make sure you say something," Combs said.

Police say the three students were charged with multiple county of terroristic threatening.

Update 9:03 p.m., 9/12/19:

From the investigation, two juveniles were charged with 11 counts of terroristic threatening second degree and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

Officers say they found two knives during the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Officials say there is no threat at this time.

Original Story, 9/12/19:

Police in Hazard say they detained three minors after a school threat involving weapons Thursday.

The Hazard Police Department was notified by a school resource officer of a possible threat involving weapons at Hazard Middle School.

Police say three juveniles were detained and questioned. Their names will not be released due to their age.

Hazard Middle School sent home a letter to parents. In the letter it states, "once the incident was reported at the school, proper steps and protocol were followed."

You can read the full letter below.