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Threatening Tweet May Be Legal Trouble For Teen

By: Belinda Post
By: Belinda Post

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A local teen is now in custody for sending a threatening message on his Twitter account.

Campus High School officials were alarmed by the message and alterted Haysville Police. They showed up at school around 7 Tuesday morning.

"We put all of our available forces on any kind of threat to investigate until we have decided there's no future threat to the students or staff at the school," said Jeff Whitfield, Haysville Police Chief.

The on campus officer was quickly joined by at least three other police officers and a supervisor.

The male student was found and then questioned for several hours. Chief Whitfield explained, that is part of the police investigation.

"We talk to him about what was going on and why he would make a comment that's concerning to school staff. Then we try to find out if there's something going on outside of school," said Whitfield.

The student is now at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Wichita.

Officers will share the findings of their investigation with the district attorney. That is who will ultimately decide if charges will be filed against the student.

School officials have not made a comment after a press release sent out this morning. The press release said the safety of students and staff was their top priority.

It also said the tweet was not a credible threat and that the student will be punished.


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