On September 20, 2016, a manager at McDonald’s on Clifty Drive in Madison, received a phone call from a person inquiring if this McDonald’s was located near Madison Consolidated High School. When the manager told the caller it was, he stated that he was going to blow the place up, and made another statement about shooting people at the restaurant.
The restaurant was evacuated and locked down. Madison Police, Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies, Indiana State Police, and Kentucky State Police bomb detection K9 conducted a search of the building and found nothing.
The Madison Police were able to obtain phone records and learned the phone call was from a location in Hanover.
Based on the information, Sr. Patrolman Ricky Harris and Detective Kurtis Wallace located an address identified with the account. When police arrived, they located the phone used to make the call in the possession of a 13 year old juvenile.
Police learned the phone had earlier been borrowed by a 17 year old juvenile. After locating and questioning the 17 year old, he admitted that he made a bomb threat as a prank.
The 17 year old juvenile was arrested for intimidation, and the case is being further reviewed by the Jefferson county prosecutors office.
No one was injured.