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Football scrimmage rescheduled over 'The Purge' threats in Louisville

Simon Kenton High School (Photo: FOX19) Simon Kenton High School (Photo: FOX19)
INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) -

A football scrimmage that was supposed to take place Friday in Louisville has been rescheduled due to security concerns.

Simon Kenton High School in Independence, Ky postponed a scrimmage with St. Xavier High School in Louisville Friday night over The Purge threats.

Simon Kenton tweeted out Friday afternoon that the scrimmage had been reschedule for Saturday morning.

Since Thursday there's been threats of random violence being made on social media for Louisville mimicking a series of horror movies.

[Related Link: Threats based on movie taken seriously by police]

The film titled The Purge and it's sequel The Purge: Anarchy are thrillers that encourage random violence in a 12 hour period, once a year.

The purpose of 'The Purge' is to have citizens purge themselves of violence.

FOX19 reached out to Jessica Dykes, Director of Public Information at Kenton County Public Schools for a comment about the scrimmage being rescheduled.

"Safety for our students is our number one concern and the Kenton County School District. We have heard via social media about 'The Purge.' We were in conversation with St. X all day and all morning," said Dykes "Ultimately we made the decision that it's best for our kids and the safety of the students," said Dykes.

The scrimmage will be played Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Simon Kenton High School.

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