FBI traces school threat to Kingman student

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KINGMAN, Kan. (KAKE) -

School officials in Kingman say an online threat has been traced to a local high school student.

USD 331 Superintendent Dr. Bob Diepenbrock said he was informed of the threat late Tuesday night. He said the threat was posted on a website and was traced by the FBI to a Kingman High School student.

"Law enforcement concluded late last night it was a written threat only, it was not necessary to cancel school for the day, and there were no plans nor capacity to carry out the threat," Diepenbrock said in an email. "As always, student and staff safety is our first priority. If you have questions or are aware of any information regarding a threat to that safety, please contact law enforcement or the schools."

The student's identity and additional details about the alleged threat were not released.

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