Teen taken into custody after Topeka High social media threat with gun

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One young male is in police custody after making a threatening post on Snapchat. Topeka Police say there is no current threat to the school.

Someone tweeted a screenshot from a student’s Snapchat story on Sunday night. The picture shows several guns with a caption saying “Yall should be scared @ Topeka High”.

Topeka Public Schools tweeted back saying that both they and Topeka Police are aware of the post. They also sent a message to Topeka parents saying that they will have an additional police presence at Topeka High School on Monday out of an abundance of caution. 

We talked with officers about it, they confirmed that they are investigating it and following up some leads. If you have any information about the post you can call Topeka Police at (785) 368-9551. 
     

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