On Friday, school officials assured that the child had no intention of harming anyone. The weapons were confiscated immediately and removed from school property without incident. The Associated Press notes the weapons were recovered has not been disclosed, nor has the student’s age and gender. However, one local report says the student was female and just 10 years old. The same report says no charges are anticipated against the student or her parents.
According to school district spokeswoman Jennifer Bradford-Vernon, the Facebook post threatened a school with the initials SHS. However, investigators determined the threat was a hoax and actually in reference to a school in Ohio. As The Wichita Eagle reports, the school district had become aware of the threatening message that was gaining traction on social media on Wednesday and contacted police. Public information director, Jennifer Bradford-Vernon, said that parents at the school were notified at 9:24 p.m. that evening.
The student is said to have brought the weapons to school on Friday. The district said, “The student has been removed from the school property. The investigation continues as Salina USD 305 is working closely with Salina PD. We hold safety and security of our students and staff as the highest priority.”