The Riley County Police Department received a social media message Wednesday morning containing “a picture of someone pulling a gun from a backpack and a second picture with the caption, ‘Don’t come to school tomorrow,'” threatening students and faculty at Manhattan High School West Campus, according to a press release from RCPD. An investigation determined the message was sent from a former MHS student, who now lives out-of-state, and therefore is not considered a valid threat. However, the investigation of the threat will continue with the help of “outside agencies to make contact with the suspect,” the press release said.
Kansas State University Police, K-State Environmental Health and Safety, Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to a construction site accident after 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from K-State News and Communications Services. Reportedly, a worker was injured due to a fall at the construction site and was taken to Via Christi Hospital. The accident is under investigation.