A 17-year-old student has been arrested for making criminal threats towards the Dodge City High School.
According to the Dodge City Police Department, at around 6 a.m. on Friday they received an anonymous tip of a possible threat to the Dodge City High School.
"Officers immediately reacted to the tip and worked with school officials to locate the alleged suspect at home prior to the school day starting," the DCPD said. "After a thorough investigation the subject has been arrested for the alleged crime of criminal threat."
The case was filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office.
"The case is under investigation and at this time if charged then the person would be filed as a juvenile," Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman said.
The DCPD added that they do not believe there is a further threat towards the USD 443 schools.
"We would like to remind everyone that the suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law," DCPD said. "This is a great example of how the community and their police can work together to stop potential crime.
"Thank you to the anonymous tipster for having the courage to say something."
The incident comes on the heels of a school shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School injuring 14 others.
It has also been reported that threats were allegedly made at the Wichita North High School on Thursday that led to cancellations.
Also on Friday at around 10 a.m., officers were dispatched to Southeast High School in Wichita regarding a possible threat.
Students, teachers and citizens are asked to use the anonymous tip line through the DCPD via text message by texting your tip to 847411 (tip411).
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