DCPD: High school student arrested, threatened to 'shoot up' school

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) Dodge City police arrested a 14-year-old high school student who they say threatened to shoot up the local high school.

Police say around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, officers received information about a potential threat of violence to the Dodge City High School.

Officers investigated and learned the teenage boy made a threat to shoot up the high school and mentioned the different weapons he would use.

The boy was located at his home and arrested without incident.

A case will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office for the alleged charge of felony criminal threat.

"Parents, please talk to your children about this pressing issue. The DCPD has made 6 arrests this school year alone for threats of school violence. This is a topic that we take very seriously and will continue to charge anyone who makes these types of threats," said the police department on its Facebook page.