The Paducah Sun

Kentucky sheriff says media orgs should be compelled to ID sources

McCracken County Sheriff’s Dept.
Sheriff Jon Hayden reflects on the unusual events of this past week, when The Paducah (Ky.) Sun refused to release the name of the author of a letter alleging a fellow student had made threats to a local high school. As it turned out, the sheriff’s department had already investigated those purported threats and found they were based on a misunderstanding: The students some thought were threatening the school were actually discussing the videogame Minecraft.

“This incident would have been cleared up by Monday afternoon, had the name been provided,” Hayden writes. Read more