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Arkansas City High School student arrested for criminal threat

15-year-old juvenile released to custody of his parents after alleged threat

Arkansas City Police Department badgeThe Arkansas City Police Department arrested a 15-year-old Arkansas City High School student Feb. 16 on suspicion of making a criminal threat.

Officers were informed Feb. 16 by staff at the high school, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane, that the juvenile allegedly had made comments that he hated everyone and was going to shoot the school up.

Based on information gathered during the investigation, police arrested the juvenile student. He later was released to the custody of his parents.

No further information will be released at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.