Juvenile in custody for threat to Independence middle school

Independence Police Department patrol car

FILE: Independence Police Department patrol car, Independence, Mo.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police say they have a juvenile in custody in relation to threats made to Pioneer Ridge Middle School.

The juvenile suspect has been taken into custody and charges are pending. Thanks to all of the citizens who shared tips regarding this incident. You never know what piece we may be missing to complete the puzzle and an incident like this truly is a community effort to get resolved.

Independence Police Department

The Independence Police Department will have extra officers at Pioneer Ridge Middle School as they investigate a threat made to the school Friday.

According to police, someone made a threat of gun violence toward the school on social media.

The department is working with the Independence Public School District as they investigate the threat.

Police ask that anyone with information on who posted the threat to call the department’s information desk at 816-325-7300 or IPD dispatch at 816-836-3600.

This is the latest in a trend of school threats in the metro from the Olathe School District to Hickman-Mills.

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