Raytown Police arrested a 14-year-old girl on Monday in connection with social media threats made Sunday toward Raytown schools. The girl is a student in the Raytown District, but did not attend school Monday nor was she on a school bus, police said in a release.
Police had been contacted Sunday afternoon by a district student and parent regarding possible threats, which mentioned the date 02-26-18 and included emojis and images of guns, that were being spread through social media. Police later received hundreds of calls about the photos, started an investigation, and arranged with the school district for extra security at school buildings Monday.
Investigators learned the girl had copied images of firearms from another social media profile out of state and did not possess any firearms. The student admitted she made the threat because she did not want to go to school Monday, police said.
The girl was taken the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center, and police said there were no other threats to school safety associated with the incident. The school district and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.