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Extra officers patrolling area around Blue Valley HS after threat made by former student

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:43:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blue Valley High School students may notice an increased police presence on campus Monday after a threat was made against the school over the weekend.

Overland Park police told 41 Action News the threat came from a former student, who is in police custody.

Police and school officials said extra officers would be patrolling the area Monday morning.

In a letter to BVHS families obtained by 41 Action News, Principal Scott Bacon said law enforcement was immediately contacted when officials learned of the threat Sunday night.

Bacon thanked the students and parents who reported the threat.

"As a result, we were able to intervene and ensure the safety of everyone. Please know our Blue Valley High community is safe," Bacon said.

Late Monday, Johnson County, Kansas prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy with making a criminal threat and felony obstructing. The boy will appear in juvenile court for a hearing on Oct. 2.