Raymore police arrest three juveniles in connection with Ray-Pec East Middle School threat

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 21:49:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have made three arrests after threat were made Sunday on social media involving Raymore-Peculiar East Middle School.

The Raymore, Missouri, Police Department announced shortly before 12:30 p.m. that it was investigated a threat and included a copy of the letter Ray-Pec district officials sent to parents.

The department announced around 3:45 p.m. that an arrest had been made.

"Following reports of several threatening social media posts, the Raymore Police Department & Cass County Sheriff's Office investigated," Raymore PD said on its official Twitter account. "As a result opne juvenile was taken into custody. At this time we are unable to comment further, but we continue to investigate."

Raymore PD announced that two more juveniles were arrested in connection with the incident around 8:30 p.m. Police said, while it can't release further details, "we believe all persons involved in this incident are in custody."

According to the message from the district, which was attributed to Ray-Pec East Middle School Principal Katie R. Campbell, administrators were made aware of a threat made Sunday on social media.

“The threat is believed to be made by a student and is directed at Ray-Pec East Middle School,” Campbell wrote.

Police were notified and “the Raymore Police Department and school district officials are conducting a full and thorough investigation,” Campbell wrote.

Raymore police indicated that the Cass County Sheriff’s Office also is assisting with the investigation.

“Student and staff safety are our top priority, and the school has proactively made a plan to ensure student safety, including increased law enforcement presence, when returning to school tomorrow,” Campbell wrote. “We want to thank our school community for alerting us to this as well.”

It’s unclear what the threat was or on what social-media platform is was made.