LMPD confirms Iroquois HS teen started "Purge" rumor

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 16 at 2:35 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- LMPD confirms they spoke with a Louisville teen who claims to have started the "Louisvilles Purge" rumor on social media. 

Police said the teen is a 16-year-old Iroquois High School student who sent out a tweet on August 10th. 

WHAS11 has decided to not identify the teen, since he is a minor and no charges have been filed. He told WHAS11 that he is extremely sorry that this was blown out of proportion and that he loves his city. 

“I am very sorry I would do anything to stop this,” he said.

He stated that he was shocked that the media and police picked up on. He claims that shortly after the his only "Purge" tweet, which has one retweet and one favorite, he made the poster that has been circulating around social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

The teen said that he was also kicked off his high school's football team. 

Police said that no charges have been filed against the teen because he did not make any threats. 

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