Threats to school lead to arrest, lockdown

Saline County Sheriff (KSN File Photo)

SALINA, Kansas –  Threats made via social media led to the lockdown of a Saline County school Tuesday morning, and the arrest of a teen.

According to KSAL News,  at about 10 a.m Ell-Saline Junior / Senior High School was placed into a lockdown. The lockdown was prompted by threats received by several students through social media.

Multiple deputies responded to secure the school and to search for a known suspect.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Joshua Keith Downey, was located in Tescott and arrested. He was booked into the Saline County Jail on multiple charges that could include eight counts of making criminal threats.

The lockdown lasted for nearly an hour.  An investigation is ongoing

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