USD 434 school district closed Thursday after threat

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – USD 434 Santa Fe Trail schools will be closed Thursday after a threat was made against the district Wednesday night.

Superintendent Steve Pegram tells KSNT News the threat was made to the district via social media in reference to the 1999 Columbine attack.

Thursday marks the 18th anniversary of the attack at Columbine High School in Colorado.

According to Pegram, The Osage County Sheriff’s office has a suspect in custody.

Pegram told KSNT News he felt it was better to be safe than sorry.

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn tells KSNT News a 15-year-old juvenile was arrested and later released.  Reports are being forwarded to the County Attorney later Thursday.

This is a developing story and KSNT News will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.


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