JCPD Public Information Officer Captain Trish Giordano reported that In one case the Junction City Police Department reported that Fort Riley police notified the JCPD they were investigating a threat made on post to the Freshman Success Academy. Both agencies worked together to gather information. Fort Riley arrested a 14-year old Fort Riley resident on allegations of Criminal Threat. The juvenile made his first appearance in Geary County District Court on Monday and was detained.
Several other students were interviewed but police do not believe anyone else was actively involved with the juvenile arrested.
Later in the day on Monday, a 12-year old Junction City Middle School student was arrested for allegedly threatening another student while on campus. He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The JCPD said they take threats of any kind seriously, whether made in a joking matter or not. They urged the public to talk to their children and advise them that school shootings are nothing to joke about, and to also report any suspicious activity to school staff or the police.