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Scott County Teen Charged with Five Counts Felony Threat; Threatened School Staff and Students

Judd Weil


Scott City Police Department arrested a 16-year-old boy on counts of felony threat on April 25, after following up an investigation into a possible threat to Scott Community High School.

At 11:57 a.m., the Scott City Police Department was notified by the Scott Community High School about a possible threat.

Officers responded to the High School and immediately began an investigation. It was discovered the student had made threats to both students and staff.

After thorough investigation, the student male was arrested for five counts of felony criminal threat.

The student was transported to the Southwest Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Garden City, Kan.

“We would like to thank the students and staff at the Scott Community High School for their cooperation and prompt report of this incident,” said the Scott City Police Department on their Facebook page. “In partnership with USD 466 schools, we would like to encourage everyone to remind their children the importance of promptly reporting school safety incidents to administrators/staff or the Police Department. In this incident, students and staff did an excellent job of reporting it immediately.”

The case will be referred to the Scott County Attorney for prosecution.

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