Bomb Threats At Multiple High Schools

By: Abby Barnett Email
By: Abby Barnett Email

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Police in south central Kansas are investigating bomb threats at Winfield High School, Mulvane High School, and Derby High School.

The first threat was discovered at Derby High School around 6:30 this morning. Police say a threatening message was left on an inside school wall, so students were not permitted inside until the building was searched and secured.

As students resumed class in Derby, a threat was made at the high school in Mulvane. School administrators say a person called in saying there was a bomb inside of the school. Students and staff were evacuated, but again, nothing was found.

As both schools were getting back to the normal course of their day, another high school received another threat and they, too, were evacuated. This time, in Winfield.

All three 'serious threats' turned out to be 'serious hoaxes.' But even with a serious hoax, comes a serious consequence.

"It's a felony to call in a terroristic threat. It could mean a couple of years in jail," said Trooper Brian Grunder.

Police in Derby and Winfield said their investigation continues, and they ask if anyone has any information to please call. Mulvane Police have made an arrest. A 16 year old high school student has been arrested and charged with aggravated criminal threat, and he is being held in the juvenile detention center.

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