LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Disciplinary actions and possible legal action await multiple Fayette County students reportedly connected to a “prank” social media post.

Superintendent Demetrus Liggins released a statement where he said leaders within the school district became aware of a social media post that alleged an act of violence could take place at a school in the district on Wednesday.

“We take all reports of potential threats against our students, staff, and campuses very seriously and in collaboration with the Fayette County Public Schools Police Department, we immediately launched an investigation, tracking down the source of the original post and determining that this was a prank.” Liggins assured everyone involved in a statement.

Initial reports showed students from two separate schools were involved in sharing the post and were immediately identified. Liggins also confirmed “appropriate disciplinary action” was taken and the school district is also pursuing possible legal action.


Liggins said the post appeared on student’s social media accounts all across the district and a similar post was popping up in other school communities.

He also confirmed the post was not connected to any Fayette County campus.

Liggins said, “We are proud of the students who did the right thing and we commend the families who encouraged them to do so. We also want to remind our students and families that they can report information anonymously through the STOP Tipline found on all our school websites.”