Mercer County Schools staff and parents received a disturbing call Wednesday from the school system's automated One Call notification system regarding an equally upsetting message left for a Central Office employee.
The One Call message said that a central office employee received an answering machine message Tuesday of a song being played. It said the lyrics could "be interpreted many different ways," that no direct threats were made to staff or students and that the district is taking "extra precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all students."
"There is nothing specific," said Harrodsburg Police Lt. Gary Bradshaw. "But even with an implied threat we are going to make sure nothing happens in our schools."
Police said that the song was "How Far We've Come," by the band Matchbox 20. The song includes lyrics about saying goodbye to people at the end of the world.