April 15, 2024

Criminal threat at Garden City High School on Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Garden City Police Department

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–At approximately 12:40 pm on Tuesday, Garden City High School received a phone call from an unknown individual indicating there was a bomb inside the school. Out of an abundance of caution, all students and staff were immediately evacuated, and law enforcement was notified.

The Garden City Police Department, Finney County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Finney County Emergency Management, Garden City Fire Department, and Finney County Emergency Medical Services responded accordingly and searched the school to ensure the safety of students and employees. After a thorough investigation by law enforcement, no threats to the students, staff, or school were discovered, and Garden City High School was released at its normal dismissal time.
 
The scene was cleared around 3:30 p.m., and no explosives were located.
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 
The Garden City Police Department and Garden City Public Schools take every threat seriously and will continue to partner to ensure the safety of students and staff and the community. We encourage parents to remind your child to immediately report information about any school safety-related incident(s) to administrators/staff and/or the Garden City Police Department.