The Platte County Sheriff’s Office said a teenager has been charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly sent a message about a shooting during a luncheon at Park Hill High School on Thursday. court documents, a school resource officer at Park Hill High School was being told by a school administrator of a possible shooting threat at the school. The sheriff’s office said a student contacted a school administrator, identifying the person from whom they received the Snapchat message. Investigators said when another school administrator spoke to the teenager, the teenager said he was joking with his friends and there was no threat to the school. “Any threat to a school, whether real or joking, is a serious matter. Students, parents and the community can rest assured that this type of behavior is always taken seriously and may constitute a crime,” said Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen in a press release. Owen also praised the student who reported the message to school administrators. parents to have conversations with their students about the seriousness of school safety and the importance of reporting any concerns immediately,” Owen said. The case is still under investigation.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office said a teenager was charged with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly sent a message about a shooting at a lunchtime event at Park Hill High School on Thursday.

According to court documents, a school resource officer at Park Hill High School was told by a school administrator of a possible shooting threat at the school.

The sheriff’s office said a student contacted a school administrator, identifying the person from whom he received the Snapchat message.

Investigators said when another school administrator spoke to the teenager, the teenager said he was just joking with his friends and there was no threat to the school.

“Any threat to a school, whether real or joking, is a serious matter. Students, parents and the community can rest assured that this type of behavior is always taken seriously and may constitute a crime,” said Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen. A press release.

Owen also praised the student who reported the message to school administrators.

“The student did the right thing and students should always report any safety concerns to the SRO, administrators or school staff. I also encourage parents to discuss with their students the seriousness of the school safety and the importance of reporting any concerns immediately,” says Owen.

The case is still under investigation.