Jan 25, 2022

RCPD investigates snapchat messages of alleged school violence

Posted Jan 25, 2022 4:58 AM

MANHATTAN, KAN. ā€“ Law enforcement has been made aware of Snapchat messages sent to students in Manhattan regarding potential school violence on Tuesday, according to a media release from the Riley County Police department.

Police not believe these messages are a credible source of information or originate from a local source.

Police are currently working with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office and  local schools to ensure the safety of students and schools.

Any individuals that engage in these threats will be taken seriously by both the local school districts and RCPD. Participation in social media threats, on or off school grounds, could result in school discipline and/or criminal charges.

USD 383 plans for all schools to be open on Tuesday.

Police will remain vigilant and investigate any rumors and/or threats that may arise. If anything develops, we will communicate with the schools, parents and community immediately.

Please speak with your student about this and ask them to not share any threatening posts and messages. Instead, please remind them if they see something, say something to a trusted adult.

Police thanked those who have come forward with this information.