A Louisville-area high school cancelled classes on Thursday after an alleged threat was made against the school due to Purdue coach Jeff Brohm’s decision not to take the Louisville job.
Trinity High School in Louisville received a threat on Wednesday and cancelled school, it announced in a release. St. Matthews police said a threat was made on Twitter to burn down the school, according to WDRB.com. Police are currently investigating and said Tuesday morning that the user who made the threat could face charges. Authorities have asked the user to come forward.
Tony Cobaugh, assistant chief of police, said messages from Twitter account named “Proud Clarion” used words that were concerning, such as “gas cans” and “matches.”
“It doesn’t matter if it was satirical,” Cobaugh said.
Cobaugh said charges of second degree terroristic threatening are possible. The FBI and Louisville Metro Police are assisting St. Matthews Police in investigating.
Brohm went to Trinity High School before attending Louisville, and led them to a state title in 1988. His two brothers also went to Trinity, and Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra also attended the school.
“Trinity officials were notified by police of a threat against the school due to Jeff Brohm deciding to remain at Purdue,” the school said in a statement on its website on Wednesday night. “While police investigate the threat classes are canceled and offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 29. Students should check for WHITE DAY online lessons after noon on Thursday.”
Classes are canceled on Thursday, Nov. 29. https://t.co/NN4FxJ31Se
— Trinity High School (@GoRocks) November 29, 2018
Brohm turned down an offer to coach at Louisville, his alma mater, on Wednesday and elected to stay at Purdue — where’s he’s been the past two seasons. Many suspected that Brohm would accept the Louisville job, as he not only played and coached there, but the fact that he’s from Louisville, too.
He’s led Purdue to a 13-12 record over the past two seasons, and a bowl game in back-to-back years. It seems his program is trending in the right direction, as he has a No. 24 recruiting class for next season, according to Rivals.com.
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