A troubling post on a Warren County Schools virtual classroom created tense moments for local law enforcement officials on Friday.
“Help, help. Call 911,” was the message emergency dispatchers relayed to local law enforcement at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Upon being made aware of the post, Warren County Schools requested a welfare check on the child’s well-being at the student’s Bluff Springs Road residence.
The post was reportedly made in a virtual classroom by a fifth-grader who attends Bobby Ray Elementary.
Several deputies, including those assigned as school resource officers (SROs), responded from various locations in the county.
First on the scene at Bluff Springs Road was deputy Jeremy Taylor. No contact was made. He was told the child and her parents no longer lived at the residence. That was 11:09 a.m.
An alternate address on Twin Oaks was located.
First on the scene at the Twin Oaks residence was SRO Brad Hennessee. That was 11:25 a.m.
Deputies spoke to the grandmother, the child’s parents, and the child. It was determined the fifth-grader was not in any danger. No further details were given.
“It was great effort by all involved,” said E-911 director Chuck Haston. “We have a very dedicated first-responder community. I have seen them go to extraordinary lengths to find and help people. Sometimes it’s a positive outcome and sometimes not. It’s always a good day when it turns out well. It was a great effort by all involved.”