Extra patrols planned at Smithville High after threat reported, but found not credible

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Smithville police will be conducting additional patrols Thursday around Smithville High School after a threat of violence was reported but later found not credible.

In a letter sent home to parents, Assistant Superintendent Wayne Krueger said a verbal threat was overheard and reported to administrators by a student.

He later followed up in a that the threat was determined to be not credible, but there will be increased security at school regardless.

“I want to assure you that we always take any type of threat seriously and have the full cooperation of the police department. That policy will not change,” Krueger said.

Smithville Police Chief Jason Lockridge told FOX4 that no arrests have been made and detectives are continuing to work on the case.

School will continue Thursday as scheduled.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information from the school district about the status of the threat. 

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