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Threat made against Pioneer Ridge Middle School deemed not credible

Independence police
Posted at 1:36 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 14:36:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — An alleged threat made against Pioneer Ridge Middle School in Independence, Missouri, was found to have no credibility by the district and police.

A spokesperson for the Independence Police Department told KSHB 41 that they were made aware of a threat at around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

A parent called the department saying their child overheard a couple of students talking about a threat.

In a statement, the Independence school district said that they and IPD "investigated social media activity Monday night, made contact with those involved, and found no evidence of any credible threat."