A teen was taken into custody Monday after he threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot people.

Paducah Police were called shortly after noon to Paducah Middle School, where school authorities had brought the student to the office and told officers that several other students and a teacher heard the student threaten to bring a gun to school and shoot people who were telling him to be quiet.

The student was taken into custody on the charge of second-degree terroristic threatening and brought to the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center.

A statement was issued to parents through Kinvo, the messaging system used by the Paducah Independent School District.

"This afternoon at Paducah Middle a student made verbal threats to harm other students," it read. "The threat was reported to Paducah Middle administrators, who removed the student from the classroom. Student statements were taken and the incident was reported to Paducah Police. After their investigation, the Paducah Police assured us that it is safe for students to be at school tomorrow.

"According to school district policy, any pupil who threatens, assaults, batters or abuses another pupil shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion."

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