Police are investigating threats made by Manhattan High School West campus students on Snapchat, according to a Riley County Police Department report Thursday.
A parent reported the incident Wednesday morning after seeing a video on Snapchat, a texting and video messaging app, showing a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl holding what appeared to be a gun while making threatening statements.
RCPD Capt. Josh Kyle said the students did not directly name anyone in the video but preliminary investigation indicates the video was directed at two other students, who are 15- and 17-year-old boys.
“The video was aggressive and menacing but non-specific,” Kyle said. “There are facts and circumstances that indicated the video was intended for the individuals listed in the (police report).”
RCPD typically doesn’t provide the names of minors who haven’t been arrested.
The video did not include any threats toward Manhattan High School. USD 383 officials assisted RCPD with the investigation and all parties, including parents, were contacted.
Kyle said police have not arrested anyone in connection with the incident, but preventative measures have been taken with the individuals involved.
RCPD has not increased its police presence at the school in response to the incident.