Jan 25, 2020 3:00 AM

Police investigating alleged threat at Kansas high school

Posted Jan 25, 2020 3:00 AM
Police on the scene at Hutchinson High School Friday
Police on the scene at Hutchinson High School Friday

HUTCHINSON — A Hutchinson Police Department investigation has led officers to believe the possible threat Friday morning at Hutchinson High School began with a Snapchat social media posting by someone in Texas that was picked up by a Hutchinson High School student. Police in Texas have verified the snap came from Texas. The HHS student shared that posting as well. It had nothing to do with HHS or Hutchinson.

As word spread, it became embellished with additional rumors about a video, which was investigated as well.

Staff talked with students who had direct knowledge and nothing was verified. Staff also reviewed security cameras around the HHS campus in areas where students had thought they had seen something. Nothing was ever found.

Safety of students and staff is paramount. HPD will have a heightened presence in the area for the rest of the day.