Purdue Coach’s High School Threatened With Arson After He Turned Down Job

A Louisville high school was forced to cancel classes Thursday due to a bomb threat it received after a former student decided to remain the head football coach at Purdue, declining an offer from the University of Louisville. Jeff Brohm graduated from Trinity High School in 1989 and played quarterback before he went on to attend the University of Louisville. After he rejected his alma mater’s offer and decided to stay at Purdue, his former high school was notified by police of threats on social media. One read: “If you see a man running down frankfort with a gas can and wild look in his eye, its me,” while another said: “If Jeff Brohm doesn’t come, we burn down Trinity.” St. Matthews Police Chief Barry Wilkerson told the Courier-Journal that Trinity made the decision to close after being shown the threats. Brohm, whose Boilermakers are 6-6 this season, announced his intention to stay at Purdue on Wednesday, saying it had been “a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family.” Wilkerson said Louisville Metro Police are assisting with the investigation and his department would be contacting the FBI.