At 11:42 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, the Derby Police Department received a call from Derby High School with the report of a bomb threat. The threat was in written form and was reported to school administration by a student.
Derby Police officers responded to the school and learned that the
threat indicated an incident was to occur at a later date. The Derby
Police Department and USD 260 officials conducted an investigation into
the incident. Officials interviewed witnesses and identified a suspect.
Findings showed that the threat was a hoax.
A 14 year-old student was arrested for criminal threats. The suspect
was removed from school by Derby Police and taken to the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center. The case will be referred to the Sedgwick County District Attorney for prosecution. Derby Police and USD 260 officials are confident that this threat has been resolved, and there will be no change in the school schedule.
Kansas law states that "a criminal threat is any threat to commit
violence communicated with intent to terrorize another or to cause the
evacuation of any building, place of assembly or facility of
transportation, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such
terror or evacuation."