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Student arrested, charged for threat against Ray-Pec H.S.

Posted at 10:20 PM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 10:17:45-04

UPDATE Daren A. Davis, 17, has been charged with making a terroristic threat with the purpose of frightening 10 or more people. Davis admitted he posted the threat, according to a probable cause statement, but said his intent was only to draw attention to himself and not to harm any people. He posted a $10,000 cash bond Friday morning and will appear in court May 15 at 9 a.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police have arrested a student in connection with a threat made against Raymore-Peculiar High School.

Officials announced Thursday morning that the student was taken into custody for making a false threats about a possible attack.

The school district sent an email out to parents and students Wednesday night, making them aware of a post on social media threatening possible violence at the school on Thursday.

"At this time, we have not determined a credible threat exists, but want to make you aware of the situation," the statement reads.

Raymore and Peculiar police did a joint investigation and also determined that the threat is not credible.

Dr. Kari Monsees, the district superintendent, said there will be as many as 10 additional officers at the school Thursday as a precautionary measure.

He said there is no cause for concern and that the school is safe.

"We appreciate the cooperation of local law enforcement to help ensure that we have a safe school day today," Dr. Monsees said. "I also want to thank our parents for sharing their concerns about this matter in a timely fashion so that we could respond accordingly."

The student is currently awaiting charges at the Cass County Jail.