Police: school shooting threat was 'sick joke,' not credible

Police: school shooting threat was 'sick joke,' not credible

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Police in Walnut Ridge state a threat made against the school was admitted to be a "sick joke."

Walnut Ridge Superintendent Terry Belcher tells Region 8 News a high school student made threatening comments to another student about possibly shooting them a few days ago.

That student then told their parents who contacted administrators. The student who made the threat was taken off campus by the school resource officer.

According to a Facebook post from the Walnut Ridge Police Department, they were made aware of the threat and it was later admitted as a "sick joke."

Police also stated the student was transported to a secure facility.

There is no credible threat against the school at this time, according to WRPD.

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