"The scariest thing about it is looking through the pictures that pop up," Schaade says.
One of Schaade's first calls was to a friend, Pat Klein, who said he could see the flames lighting up the sky from his home in Baltimore.
"You could see this construction site burning like a gigantic blaze. The smoke just covered the sky all over," Klein says.
Klein says he's lucky to have avoided most of the riots. He says his workplace even asked him to work from home today as a safety precaution.
Klein and Schaade are just hoping for a peaceful end,
"Just trying to keep it under control as much as possible, but it got pretty scary, that's for sure," Klein says.
McCracken County law enforcement say they are aware of the threat, and what's going on in Baltimore. They're asking their officers to be alert, as always.
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