One student at Grayson County High School (GCHS) and two students at Grayson County Middle School (GCMS) will face charges after making comments about school safety on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

On Wednesday morning, parents of Grayson County High School (GCHS) students received a one-call from GCHS Principal Todd Johnston, about a student who had made a comment about school safety.

He said the comment was investigated by the Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) and subsequently deemed to be a joke.

According to Johnston, even though the comment was found to be a joke, it was taken seriously and charges are being filed.

"All comments, even in a joking manner will be taken seriously at all times," he said.

Johnston said the students were all safe and that students and staff continued the day as they normally would, preparing for final exams.

Then, Wednesday afternoon, the parents of Grayson County Middle School (GCMS) students received a one-call from GCMS Principal Gary Parker, about two middle school students making similar comments about school safety.

According to Parker, both comments were investigated by LPD and they determined neither of the comments were viable threats to staff or students.

Parker said charges will be filed against both students.

Parker also said that there was a rumor about a threat on social media against GCMS, but the rumor was determined unfounded.

Both Johnston and Parker stressed the importance of parents and guardians speaking to their children about what they say in person and post on social media, as well as the effects those kind of comments can have on school safety.

Johnston said, "Our students' safety is our main concern and will continue to be our main focus."

Parker and Johnston want students to be aware that this situation and comments about school safety are serious and not okay to joke about.