MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Riley County Police arrested a 15-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl Wednesday morning after they made threats over Snapchat last week.
The boy was arrested on three counts of aggravated criminal threat, criminal use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and vehicle burglary.
The girl was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal threat and criminal use of a firearm.
RCPD noted that aggravated criminal threat carries a personal felony charge.
“You regularly hear the phrase, ‘See something, say something,'” Assistant Director Kurt Moldrup said. “I think this case demonstrates the continued importance of acting on that. Citizens can be confident RCPD will take every report of a possible threat seriously.”
Both teens are being held at the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility at this time.
On August 21, Riley County Police was made aware of a Snapchat video showing a 15-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl holding what appeared to be a gun and making threatening statements.
Police said the video was directed at a different 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. Those involved were students at Manhattan High School West Campus, resulting in the school and parents of those involved being made aware of the situation.
Police said the video didn’t include any threats to the safety of MHS and did not heighten its presence at the school because of this incident.