One arrested after bomb threat to Smith Center schools

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

SMITH CENTER, Kansas – Authorities have arrested a person suspected of making a bomb threat to a north-central Kansas school on Monday.

Smith Center Superintendent Ron Meitler says a student found a note at Smith Center Junior Senior High School claiming there was a bomb, but he didn’t know specifically where the note was found.

Students were evacuated from the school in the Smith Center district after the 10:30 a.m. threat. Smith County clerk Sharon Wolters says elementary children also were removed to the courthouse lawn and most were released to their parents by noon.

The Smith County Sheriff reported that the Smith Center High School was completely searched with the assistance of specialty canine units from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The sheriff has not released the name of the person in custody.

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