Valley Center schools increase police presence after old threat resurfaces

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Additional police officers were at schools in Valley Center on after a threat from last school year resurfaced on social media. 

Superintendent Cory Gibson said Wednesday that a vague threat was made by one student against another last spring. It was handled months ago. 

"It was this threat from last spring that resurfaced late yesterday evening through social media from people outside of the district and state," Gibson said. "The redistribution of this incident through social media by many people caused alarm as well as difficulty in tracing the message back to the original source."

The threat resurfacing led to reports being made to school and law enforcement. 

"Due to the diligent work by law enforcement this morning, it was determined the safety of students and staff was not threatened," Gibson said.

District officials remind students and parents to report any concerns related to the safety of the students or staff by contacting 911, The Kansas School Safety Hotline at (877) 626-8203, Online reports can be made at

Gibson apologized for technical difficulties with the district's messaging system. 

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