Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky, canceled classes Thursday after the alleged threat to its school on Twitter due to the decision of its football coach, Jeff Brohm, to refuse the job at the university. from Louisville and stay at Purdue University.
Brohm attended Trinity, as did his brothers, Greg and Brian, and their father, Oscar, who is still assistant coach of the football team.
Brohm's decision to stay in Purdue, rejecting his alma mater from Louisville, was announced Wednesday after meeting Cardinals Athletic Director Vince Tyra the day before.
We did not know when the alleged threat was posted on Twitter.
Trinity, a boys' Catholic school, said in a statement Wednesday night that the school had been informed of the alleged threat by St. Matthews police and that classes were closed for Thursday.
St. Matthews police chief Barry Wilkerson told ESPN that his department and the FBI were investigating the case.
"We take these threats seriously, especially for a school," said Wilkerson. "We're going to investigate as much as we can at this point, it's hard to track down on a Twitter account, so it's a little more complex than pressing a button and figuring out who it is." We will conduct a thorough investigation and bring charges, if necessary. "
Wilkerson said that the person who posted the tweet could face charges even if it was a joke.
"There are still ramifications, even if it's a hoax," Wilkerson said. "I think the FBI has made it clear in some of the publications that it's published, a hoax, it's upsetting the school, the students, and the community at large." We will certainly take it seriously, and if [Trinity] wish to lay charges, they can; we can always do it ourselves as an accusation of terrorist threat.
"Even if it's a hoax, it's not a good thing to do, it puts a lot of people in a bad situation, so yes, we'll probably continue anyway if our Commonwealth attorney wants to do it." . "