Update: Student taken into custody in connection to Manhattan school threat

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RILEY COUNTY (KSNT) – A 12-year-old student has been taken into custody in connection with the suspicious Discord chat threat against Eisenhower Middle School.

The student comes from the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school district. No identifying information regarding the student other than the age has been released.

RCPD further reported that they uncovered ‘no evidence’ that the student was capable of carrying out a violent act at Eisenhower Middle School or the Manhattan community.

Discord is an instant messaging and digital distribution platform.

A Twitter alert from the Riley County Police Department confirmed the investigation and told parents they “do not believe there is a credible threat” to students or staff at the school.

The message being investigated did not give a specific time. RCPD was made aware of the suspicious activity early Thursday morning.

KSNT will update this story if more information becomes avaialble.

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