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UPDATE: Sacred Heart Threats Investigation Ongoing

KSAL Staff - April 2, 2015 10:50 am

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Police release more details about threats made this week at a Salina school.

According to Captain Chris Trocheck, a 13-year-old male student at Sacred Heart Jr / Sr High School told students during the lunch hour on Monday that he was going to bring a gun to the building and, “shoot up the school.”

Police learned of the threats on Tuesday, prompting the extra security measures that included securing all the doors.

Administration sent a note to parents that the student had been suspended.

Captain Trocheck tells KSAL News that the investigation remains open and the student is in the care of his parents.

Original Story:
A threat prompted extra security measures at a Salina high school Tuesday. Threats from one student toward other students at Sacred Heart Jr / Sr High School prompted officials to secure all of the doors in the building, and contact police. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that officers responded to the school, and are currently working a case involving a single student making verbal threats against other students. The student was removed from the school, pending the outcome of an investigation.
In a note sent to parents, the school said that the student has been suspended.
Captain Sweeney said that safety of the students is the number one priority. He added that appropriate action was taken, and there are no on-going safety concerns.

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