UPDATE: Arrest in School Threat Case

A 14-year-old female student has been arrested for allegedly leaving a threat in a bathroom at a Salina high school which prompted increased security on Tuesday.

According to Salina Police, on Monday a School Resource Officer was made aware of a threatening statement written on one of the women’s bathroom walls at Salina South High School.   The statement indicated that a school shooting would take place on September 27, 2022, at 8:30 am.

USD 305 Staff notified parents of the threat via email correspondence.   Salina Policea worked hand in hand with USD305 school officials to investigate this incident and ensure that local schools were safe.  On Tuesday the police department had an increased law enforcement presence at Salina South High School.

On Tuesday  a citizen contacted the Police Department with information that led to the arrest of a 14-year-old female student of Salina South High School.  The 14-year-old will be booked into juvenile detention, and the Salina Police Department is requesting charges of Criminal Threat and misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property.

The Salina Police Department takes these threats seriously and will work to identify suspect(s) and make an arrest when probable cause exists.  The Salina Police Department would like to remind the public that citizen tips are often instrumental in helping clear criminal cases.


ORIGINAL: A threat found written in a bathroom is prompting an increased police presence in and around a Salina school to  begin the day Tuesday.

Parents of students at Salina South High School were notified Monday evening there was a report of threatening graffiti in a girl’s restroom stall. The graffiti included the statements “School shooting tmrw 8:30 am” and “Get ready! Bring yo guns to school and let the fun begin!”

The school has been working with the Salina Police Department to identify whoever is responsible for the statements.

The goal is to ensure the safety of students and staff. There will be increased police presence Tuesday morning at the school, and staff will be monitoring the hallways and the school.

Parents are reminded it is a good time to remind your student to notify an adult if they hear or read information that could indicate a school safety issue. Open communication is the best way to maintain a safe learning environment.