May 26, 2024

Two 16 Year Olds Arrested for GCHS Threat

Garden City, KS ( A couple of 16 year olds have been arrested in connection to the threats made on Garden City High School on May 4.

During the continued investigation of the threats a year old girl was arrested for criminal threat and identity theft for the Snapchat message threatening violence towards students. She also sent an additional threat via social media on Saturday May 6. She is being held in the Southwest Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center and could face charges of Criminal Threat(x9), identity theft and making false information for the original threat May 4.

The investigation also revealed that a 16 year old male at the school was allegedly creating fake Snapchat accounts to send defamatory messages to other students. He has been arrested and is being lodged at the Juvenile Detention Center for stalking and identity theft. Those alleged messages were cause of the initial threat being issued.

There has been no evidence found of an actual plan to carry out the threat.

Both cases have been handed over to the Finney County Attorney’s Office.

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