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Platte Co. Sheriff’s Office: KC teen accused of making terrorist threat against Park Hill High School

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-21 13:46:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Platte County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that a Kansas City teen has been accused of making a terrorist threat against Park Hill High School.

A Snapchat message about a shooting during eighth-period lunch, which happens around 1 p.m., was sent by the student on Thursday, per the sheriff’s office.

Soon after, a student informed a school administrator of the threatening message. After identifying the sender to the administrator, a school resource officer was informed of the situation.

The student who allegedly sent the message told another administrator that he was “joking with his friends and there was not a threat to the school.”

“Any threat to a school, whether real or in jest is a serious matter,” Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen said in a statement. “Students, parents, and the community can be assured that this type of behavior is always taken seriously and can constitute a crime.”

Investigation into the incident by the Platte County Sheriff's Office is ongoing.