RILEY COUNTY – Law enforcement authorities in Riley County are investigating a social media threat against a school
Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday police learned of a threat posted to social media site Snapchat.
A 17-year-old male student at Manhattan High School saw a story posted to a 15-year-old boy’s Snapchat account that caused him alarm.
The picture in question had what appeared to be two hand
guns with a caption of “wild” with 3 skull emojis, and additional text stating “Don’t go to school tomorrow”.
A Follow-up investigation by Riley County Police Department’s located 2 realistic looking BB guns at the residence of the 15-year-old suspect.
Police took those BB guns into evidence and police filed a report for aggravated criminal threat.
Manhattan High West Campus gave students the option to stay home from school Wednesday.
Riley County Police Department is also maintaining a heightened presence at the school for the day.