A student was taken into custody after allegedly posting an online threat against Great Bend High School.The threat was posted on Instagram on Monday night.
Great Bend police say the post was written in the form of a song or poem, and was titled “Skool Shooter”. It contained violent references directed at students as well as a reference to shooting responding police officers.
Officers were able to locate the student and take him into custody prior to the start of the school day. The preliminary information they obtained in their investigation led officers to believe that the student acted alone. Due to this information and the fact that the student was in police custody, school was not cancelled. However, out of an abundance of caution, extra officers were stationed at the High School to provide security as students came to school. Officials from the School District and Police Department stayed in constant communication throughout the event in order to ensure that the safety of students was not compromised.
The student was taken into protective custody and will undergo a mental health evaluation.
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