Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St. X over 'The Purge' th - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St. X over 'The Purge' threats

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Threats of random violence in Louisville tied to The Purge horror movies have caused Simon Kenton High School to move a varsity football scrimmage scheduled for tonight at St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon Kenton in Independence, Kentucky. That's according to the Director of Public information for Kenton County Public Schools.

[PREVIOUS STORY: Threats based on movie taken seriously by police]

Jessica Dykes said the school district made the decision because student safety is its number one concern.

"We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning," said Dykes. "Ultimately we made the decision based on what was best for our kids and the safety of the students."

The game will now be played Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Simon Kenton High School.

A photo that looks like a movie poster for The Purge and reads, "Louisville's The Purge" began circulating earlier in the week and spread like wildfire on social media. The photo states that "Louisville's The Purge" will last from 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 to 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. In The Purge films, random violence begins after a siren sounds, and all crime, including murder, is legal for 12 hours.

Police agencies in Louisville, Clarksville and Jeffersonville and the FBI are aware of the threats and plan to take proactive measures. According to LMPD, the department will have a heightened presence on the streets of Louisville over the weekend.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.
  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:25:06 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • 2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    2 MS officers fired amid claims of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:23:03 GMT
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)Barnett is still recovering from his injuries. He claims he was beaten so badly, he is currently unable to work and has to have surgery on his eye. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

    More >>

    Two Laurel police officers have been terminated from the department following an internal investigation into allegations of police brutality.

    More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:29:14 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly