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Police: Child detained, released after threat at Gentry Middle School

Gentry Middle School
Gentry Middle School


Columbia police said Thursday that they detained a child after investigating a threat at Gentry Middle School.

CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark told ABC 17 News that this was related to Wednesday's threat against the middle school.

"Through their investigation, officers detained a juvenile under the state statute of making terrorist threats in connection to this incident," the Columbia Police Department said in a social media post.

The juvenile office released the child to their parents, police said. Police gave no other details about the threat but encouraged anyone who is aware of a school threat to call 911.

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