Belton police determine student didn't make credible threat - KCTV5

Belton police determine student didn't make credible threat

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BELTON, MO (KCTV) -

A student's comment led to a security scare at Yeokum Middle School in the Belton School District, but police determined the threat wasn't credible.

Police first became aware of a rumored safety threat Thursday evening, when a student overheard others talking about it and told a parent. The parent then alerted a school administrator.

Police said the threat was for Friday. The student allegedly indicated that he or she was going to bring a gun to school and possibly hold up a classroom.

Seventh and eight-grade students attend the school.

The school began notifying parents about the threat around 9:30 p.m. via phone calls, as well as the district's website, Twitter and Facebook. Classes were not canceled.

Because of snow days, the last scheduled day of classes for the 2013-2014 school year in Belton was Friday.

Some parents were upset that classes weren't canceled, saying it wasn't worth it for the last day of class. One mother brought her children to school to clear out their lockers and then took them immediately back home.

"I would rather be over protective than planning funerals," the woman said.

But one father said he trusted the staff to handle the situation appropriately and didn't have any concerns.

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