GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Garden City Police Department is investigating a potential threat to Garden City High School. On Thursday afternoon, a threat was reported around 4 p.m.
The police department immediately started an investigation into the situation and determined the threat was an isolated incident between a 17-year-old female student and a 15-year-old male victim. Police said the threat was done in a joking manner. The comment was overheard by others and instead of reporting the incident to police or school official’s, rumors and gossip began to spread.
The criminal threat case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Finney County Attorney’s Office once completed.
The Garden City Police Department and the Garden City School district said they take every threat serious. The Garden City Police Department would encourage people to call the police or notify school officials immediately whenever there is a concern for the public’s safety.
The Garden City Police Department posted this on Facebook early Friday morning:
The Garden City Police Department (GCPD) has received several calls from the community and witnessed multiple social media posts about someone making alleged threats towards the Garden City High School (GCHS) tomorrow (Friday). This has been investigated and there have been no threats towards the GCHS or its students or staff. There is an incident being investigated by the GCPD that involved a threat made to a student by another student, not towards the school, staff or other students. It is an isolated incident between the two. Because of all of the concerns the GCPD will have extra patrol at the school in an effort to ease tensions.”