Stafford teen arrested in connection to school threat

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STAFFORD, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police in Stafford say they have arrested a teenager in connection to today's school threat.

Students were sent home earlier today, while officers searched for a gun on campus.

The gun was not found, and police chief Doug Brown says his officers searched every inch of the school and he's confident it is not there.

The investigation will continue, and police plan to interview more people about it.

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The Stafford school district has sent students home and canceled all of Thursday's activities after a report that a firearm was "possibly in the school."

Stafford police said on Facebook that backpacks were searched and school was dismissed to allow authorities to search the school.

"Many agencies are responding with staff and K9s to search the entire school complex top to bottom," the Facebook post says. "At this time this is to ensure safety of all students and staff."

"The only phone call we received was that parents needed to pick children up immediately due to security reasons," a parent told KAKE News. They haven’t briefed parents on what has happened or anything."

Additional information was not immediately available. Check back for updates. 

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