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Newspaper Brokers Meeting Between Source, Sheriff

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A newspaper in western Kentucky that refused to divulge the name of a student who wrote a letter complaining about school safety has brokered a meeting between the teen and police.

The Paducah Sun received the letter, which questioned safety at Reidland High School, on Monday and shared the contents of it with the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. However, the newspaper refused to identify the author, who had asked to remain unnamed.

That set off a series of events which culminated with the newspaper being able to convince the letter writer to sit down with law enforcement and discuss the letter and possible threats to student safety.

Sheriff Jon Hayden said the identity of the student would remain private unless he is ordered by law to release it.

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