Arrest After Threat to Kansas College

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) –  Authorities have taken a person into custody in connection with an online threat to a northeast Kansas college.

Security was increased at Benedictine College late Tuesday after an anonymous threat posted on the social networking site YikYak.

Atchison police Chief Mike Wilson says authorities arrested one person associated with the comments, but formal charges hadn’t been filed early Wednesday.

Benedictine spokesman Steve Johnson says security had been stepped up on the campus after the comments were posted. He says classes are being held as scheduled Wednesday on the campus, which is located about 50 miles northwest of Kansas City.

Recent threats on YikYak also led to arrests of students at Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Associated Press information from: St. Joseph News-Press / St. Joe, Missouri