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Former Kennett student arrested after threat made to high school

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

A student was arrested by police after making threats to a school they previously attended.

Kennett police state on social media their department was contacted by Kennett High School Thursday in reference to threats made by the student.

Kennett Superintendent Chris Wilson says the threat was made by a former student who recently move from the district to Cape Girardeau.

Police, with assistance of the Kennett High School, the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office and Cape Girardeau Police Department, located the student and placed them under arrest early Friday morning in Cape Girardeau.

Kennett schools were never on lock down.

The Campbell School District was on lock down Friday morning as a precaution after the threats on Facebook, according to Campbell Schools Superintendent Jay Thornton.

More information about the incident is expected to be released "at a later time," according to Kennett police.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved. KFVS-TV also contributed to this report.

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