Inman Teenager Arrested for Alleged School Threat

INMAN – McPherson County authorities are investigating an alleged threat made at an Inman school.

According to a media release, the Inman Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of South Locust in Inman at about 2:42 p.m. Monday in response to a 911 report of a juvenile walking away from Inman High School after making possible threats of violence. A brief description of the juvenile was given to police.

Due to the initial caller’s information about the nature of the alleged threats and the close proximity to the Inman High School, officers of the Inman Police Department, as well as administration from the Inman School District, placed both the high school and grade school into lockdown until the validity of a threat could be assessed and the juvenile located.

At about 3:23 p.m., officers located the 14-year-old male that was overheard possibly making threats and he was taken into custody at his residence. At 3:24 p.m., all Inman schools were released from lockdown and students were allowed to leave school.

According to the release, no evidence of an actual plan, agenda, or motive of violence towards the school or school district, including students and faculty had been uncovered. This non-specific threat was not made to any specific person, nor was it made on school property.

The 14-year-old male subject remains in custody at this time pending charges through the McPherson County Attorney’s Office.

Updated: March 28, 2018 — 3:45 pm

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