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Kansas police arrest student after bomb threat found in Newton High School classroom

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A Kansas high school student has been arrested by police after a bomb threat was found in a classroom on Thursday, officials said.

Newton public schools spokeswoman Samantha Anderson said in a statement that a bomb threat was found in a Newton High School classroom in between classes. District staff and the Newton Police Department investigated, and a student was arrested on suspicion of making a criminal threat.

Additional police officers will be at the high school as a precaution, she said.

“USD 373 takes all threats seriously,” Anderson said. “Student and staff safety is a top priority of USD 373.”

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