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13 Year Old Arrested In Connection To School Threats

Joe Denoyer - January 17, 2018 12:09 pm

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Liberal Police Department investigators arrested a thirteen year old male for aggravated criminal threat. He was taken into custody without incident. Through further investigation, it was determined that the suspect did not have the means to carry out the violent act.

On Monday, January 15th, 2018, USD480 officials notified the Liberal Police Department of a potential threat to the Liberal High School, Eisenhower Middle School and Seymour Rogers Middle School communicated to some students through social media.

The threats were communicated with the anonymous messaging app “SARAHAH” linked to students Snapchat accounts. While the source of the threat has been identified, investigators have found several copy cat messages. Parents are encouraged to be vigilant with regard to their children’s online activities and access to social media.

The suspect will be detained at the Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center pending formal charges.

The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

 

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