Local high school student arrested, charged after social media threat

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A local high school student was arrested and charged Tuesday with Criminal Threat after posting a message on social media. That’s according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department.

A spokeswoman for Seaman School District said the threat was made on social media Monday night by a Seaman High School student. She tells KSNT News they immediately contacted law enforcement and after an investigation, the student was taken into custody at his home by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

USD 345 Superintendent Dr. Steve Noble tells KSNT News it was his understanding that the social media post showed the student with a toy gun and a message that read “I’m going to make Columbine look like a joke.”

The district said that additional law enforcement officers and administration were present at the high school to ease student and staff safety concerns.

“We take every threat towards our students and staff’s safety very seriously.”

No further information has been released at this time.

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