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WAVE-3 says law enforcement told them they would be ready for anything.WAVE-3 says they also spoke with the teen behind the hoax.
Earlier in the week officers spoke with the juvenile whose tweet set into motion a series of events including additional police patrols, a canceled football scrimmage and flurry of social media conversation.[PREVIOUS STORY: Simon Kenton HS postpones scrimmage at St.A message on Twitter that became viral over the span of a few days caused a social media firestorm that sparked heightened police presence on the streets.NBC affiliate WAVE-3 in Louisville, Kentucky says that the Louisville Metro Police spoke with a teenager behind the online hoax that ended up trending worldwide.X over 'The Purge' threats]On Friday afternoon, Director of Public Information for Kenton County Public Schools Jessica Dykes announced the district decided to move a varsity football scrimmage scheduled for Aug. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon Kenton in Independence, Kentucky."We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. "Ultimately we made the decision based on what was best for our kids and the safety of the students."Safety was also a concern for the Louisville Metro, Clarksville and Jeffersonville police departments.All three departments had extra an police presence and took the threats and the citizen's concerns seriously.[PREVIOUS STORY: Threats based on movie taken seriously by police]WAVE 3 News spoke with the juvenile claiming to be behind the tweet Friday night.He says he did not expect a serious response and only did it as a joke.
He said he loves his city and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to it.
The premise is that an anarchic splurge will have a calming effect on the populace for the rest of the year.
Early last week, an unidentified teenager borrowed the concept and took to Twitter calling for a real life "purge" in his home town.
I love my city and don't really wanna harm my city – I just thought it would be funny.”Despite the social media attention about the prank, at 8 p.m.
Friday, the time the Louisville Purge was supposed to start, people weren't afraid.
The teen's tweet included a photo that looks like a movie poster claiming that "Louisville's The Purge" will start at on Friday night and end 12 hours later.