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On 08/30/2021 at approximately 3:30 PM, our Dodge City High School Resource Officer (SRO) was made aware of a potential threat to the school. Our SRO began investigating an alleged Snapchat message sent to other students telling them not to go to school Monday.
The message came in a thread where the subject was about the previous threat made to the school on 08/27/2021.
The students did the right thing and alerted school authorities. Since there were no described threats to the school or students, two students were charged with disorderly conduct, and a case will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office.
See the article about the first criminal threat made to the school here: www.swksradio.com/dodge-city-police-arrest-high-school-student-on-criminal-threat-misinformation-incites-societal-panic/
While investigating the above threat to the school, the same high school SRO was approached by high school staff at approximately 9:00 AM to inform him of another threat made on 08/30/2021 at the high school.
It is alleged that a 15-year-old student told other students that he would be “the next school shooter.”
He indicated that two other students would be first and second on his list. He then held his hand up in the form of a gun and pointed at one of the students after indicating that he had a gun in his backpack.
This student was located off-campus and arrested for felony criminal threat. A case will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office.
It should be noted that in the above two cases, both suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.