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Blue Valley High School student arrested after threatening violence

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Police have not released information about what the threat entailed or how it was made. (Facebook/Blue Valley High School) Police have not released information about what the threat entailed or how it was made. (Facebook/Blue Valley High School)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A Blue Valley Highs School student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making a threat of violence against the school community.

Blue Valley Public Schools says the student was found and arrested by Overland Park Police Department.

A message went out to parents at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police say the threat was made on Snapchat and was meant to be sent to only one person but was accidentally posted to the student's story for all to see.

"It doesn't matter if it's credible or not, when you make a threat to make bodily harm against anyone, we're going to take a look at that," Overland Park Police Public Information Officer John Lacy said.

Police say the threat was targeting the entire school.

Officer John Lacy hopes parents use this as an opportunity to talk about the proper use of social media with their kids.

"If they're using it and if they're sending out threats or doing anything inappropriately over the internet, let them know they could end up in a situation where police may have to be involved," Lacy said.

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